Faster Paths to Treatment, is BMC’s substance use disorder urgent care program. It is a judgment-free home for people suffering with addiction. Staff members help individuals overcome their addiction by rapidly evaluating, motivating, and referring patients with substance use disorders to a network of care, including inpatient and outpatient detox, treatment, and aftercare services.

Faster Paths consists of two groups: Project ASSERT and the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Clinic. Project ASSERT helps patients who come into BMC through the Emergency Department access substance use disorder treatment and care as necessary. The MAT Clinic provides medication assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorders.

Individuals who come to Faster Paths to seek help receive:

  • Referral to addiction treatment
  • Assessment for medication assisted treatment, including prescriptions for induction and stabilization on buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), buprenorphine extended-release injection (Sublocade), and naltrexone pills or injection (Vivitrol) for blocking cravings
  • Opioid overdose education including naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits
  • Follow-up from a licensed alcohol and drug counselor
  • Access to BMC case management, which can help with overcoming common barriers to health care, including transportation and acquiring a Massachusetts Identification Card
  • Access to a BMC primary care doctor
  • Access to community-based support services from the recovery specialists with Boston Public Health Commission’s PAATHS (Providing Access to Addiction Treatment Hope & Support)

Call for an Appointment or Referral

Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT)

617.414.4580

Yawkey Building 
850 Harrison Ave 
1st Floor, RM 1N64

Monday-Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Project ASSERT

617.414.4388

Menino Pavillion
840 Harrison Ave
1st Floor, Suite 1210

Monday-Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00PM
(Including Holidays)