George Fox University gets grant to fight opioid abuse

Health

The program will come at no cost to the patient

NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN) — George Fox University received a $1.2 million federal grant to treat patients with opioid and substance use disorders at no cost to the patient.

Eight doctoral health psychology students will treat patients at Providence Newberg Medical Center and Chemawa Indian School’s clinic over the next 3 years.

“Being able to provide some services to some underserved community, remove the barriers of cost is hugely crucial right now,” said Lauren Abshire, a doctoral student in clinical psychology.

Patients can be referred directly from their primary care physician. The grant also funds using technology like video chats to remotely treat patients in rural areas or those with transportation trouble.

More details: George Fox University gets $1.2 million grant

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