Rural Care

Treatment Access and Options in Rural Care Areas

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Find Hope Close to Home

In 2015, Libertas Treatment Center joined the Heroin, Opioid, Prevention and Education (HOPE) Agenda, a legislative effort geared toward combating Wisconsin’s heroin epidemic. From this, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services provided Libertas HOPE grant funding for additional treatment options to help people who live in rural areas (Florence, Oconto, Marinette and Menominee Counties, and the Menominee Tribal Nation) who are struggling with heroin or opioid addiction by increasing their accessibility to treatment. 

Click here to see our assessment and gap analysis of these five counties.

In 2019, Libertas was awarded a federal grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to lead and operate a Northeast Wisconsin Heroin Opioid Prevention Education (HOPE) Consortium for rural opioid response planning on how to best provide additional resources in Oconto, Marinette, Menominee, Shawano and Florence Counties. Learn more about the HOPE Consortium.

In 2020, Libertas Treatment Center was awarded additional funding through a new Opioid Methamphetamine Treatment Center (OMTC) Grant. In addition to Florence, Oconto, Marinette and Menominee Counties, and the Menominee Tribal Nation, this grant funding expands our reach to include Manitowoc and Shawano Counties, as well as counties in Western Wisconsin.

At Libertas, you’ll find comfort in a center of excellence that provides a holistic recovery program for individuals and families struggling with heroin, opioid and/or methamphetamine addiction. Thanks to these grants, individuals living in these rural areas without insurance or who have limited access to care, may now be able to receive treatment through a range of services. It’s all part of a collaborative effort between Libertas Treatment Center and Prevea Health to help individuals addicted to heroin, opioid and/or methamphetamine.

Individuals are assessed by a substance use counselor using criteria from the American Society of Addiction Medicine to determine the level of care each individual needs.
  • Substance use counseling
  • Medications for addiction treatment
  • Buprenorphine or buprenorphine and naloxone to reduce opioid dependency, withdrawal effects and cravings
  • Naltrexone to prevent someone with addiction to opioids from feeling the effects of heroin, morphine or codeine
  • Naloxone training, education and distribution
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Connection with inpatient withdrawal management and residential treatment
  • Telemedicine in rural areas with limited or no access to treatment
  • Certified peer support specialists*
  • Connection with sober living
Individuals are assigned a case manager to work directly with them through their entire recovery journey. The case manager is the individual’s point of contact to coordinate all aspects of his or her care including primary care, peer and recovery supports, therapy, employment skills training, medication monitoring and individual and family education by counselors in their home area.
 
Case managers help:
  • Apply for food assistance/finding food pantries
  • Connect with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Make a personal budget
  • Find parenting education
  • Connect with Aging and Disability Resource Center for programs and applications
  • Find a counselor/therapist/psychiatrist
  • Find a job
  • Get clothes and household supplies
  • Work on educational goals (General Education Diploma (GED)/High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), apply for college)
  • Connect with domestic violence support
  • Connect with legal advocates
  • Assist with scheduling primary care, prenatal and other medical appointments
When someone completes treatment with the help of these collaborative efforts, transition to county-based or private pay treatment is completed as needed.
Libertas Treatment Center provides services to people living with an opioid and/or methamphetamine addiction in Florence, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano Counties. Services also are available to Wisconsin members of the Menominee Tribal Nation. All patients are welcome; however, priority admission is given to women who are pregnant and using opioids.

Model of Care

By using a person-centered and self-directed approach to care, Libertas Treatment Center builds on the strength and resilience of individuals, families and communities to take responsibility for their sustained health, wellness and recovery from substance use.

People in recovery and their loved ones are involved in all aspects and phases of treatment. All services are individualized, and a multidisciplinary recovery plan is developed with the person receiving services and any others he or she identifies. By including the person’s hopes, assets, strengths, interests and goals, each person’s recovery plan reflects a complete understanding of behavioral health concerns, medical concerns and the desire to build a meaningful life in the community.


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