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Why does ICGH provide low cost, and for certain programs - free, Suboxone to its patients with pain pill or heroin addiction??

Suboxone is a blocker. It prevents withdrawal symptoms from opioids, such as pain pills and heroin. It also prevents the person taking Suboxone from feeling the euphoria of opioids if they do slip and use. People are not addicted to Suboxone. There is no craving for Suboxone. After being stabilized on Suboxone, most patients slowly titrate down off the drug. It can be for many a way to begin treatment.

Alot of misinformation about Suboxone out there... this medicine plus counseling and transitioning into AA and NA saves lives and allows people to move into long term, drug free recovery.

72,000 people died last year from a prescription pill overdose. This medication helps saves lives when used appropriately.

The medication when used properly and in the evidence based counseling program is proven effective to saves lives and move people suffering from opioid use disorder into long term recovery. It has no effect whatsoever on the Mu receptor site and has a ceiling effect as well. The Mu receptor site causes the euphoria of heroin and pill addiction.

There are other receptor sites effected when taken improperly. This is one of the reasons a licensed facility applies the model appropriately. Detox is one of the available resources we use, but due to the short stay on detox, loss of tolerance, and lack of new coping skills, people are at the highest risk of overdose death at discharge. Our clinicians have decades of lived recovery as well we clinical skills. We titrate people completely off the medication and have created a foundation for long term recovery. In recovery, we help them reconnect with family and often their faith tradition. Feel free to message us and can offer 2 decades of scientific research that supports this evidence based treatment model. Call today for pain pill, heroin addiction, or drug rehab treatment. ICGH also cares for other substance use disorders, commonly known as drug addictions, and other behavioral problems, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. Telephone: 828-322-5915.

WHAT IS MARS????  MARS in Action by  Randall Bachman, MA, LCAS, CSI, Program Director, Integrated Care of Greater Hickory  This country and our state have been ravaged by the current opioid crisis. Many people are struggling with addiction to heroin and pain pills, but have limited resources or do not know how to go about finding help. The Integrated Care of Greater Hickory (ICGH) Partners Behavioral Health Management (Partners) is proud to provide Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) through have secured a new SAMHSA grant. In partnership with to partner with Partners Behavioral Health Management Integrated Care of Greater Hickory (ICGH) and McLeod Addictive Disease Centers (McLeod) to provide free doctor visits, buprenorphine, peer support, and counseling are provided in Gaston and Lincoln Counties for persons suffering heroin and pain pill addiction, but do not have insurance.  Addiction can be devastating to the person served and to those they love and who love them. Successful addiction treatment requires more than just “not using” and requires support and treatment that is now available freely to those who cannot help themselves. Services provided include meeting with counselors, appointments with doctors, use of medication to assist with the treatment of opioid use and other addictions and professionals dedicated to helping the person suffering from addiction address issues such as loss of employment, lack of housing. Counseling services allow the person suffering from addiction to develop new skills to support a lifestyle without using substances, medications such as buprenorphine prevent withdrawals and allow stabilization while developing those skills and other services are used to help begin to address the damage that a lifestyle of addiction causes to various life areas.  Successfully treating addiction includes recognizing the value of the person suffering from this disease, helping them to build a new, stable life through new drug-free coping skills, short-term needed medications, and long-term social support. We understand this is a medical condition where drugs have hijacked the brain; not a moral failing. ICGH and McLeod put MARS in action through a strong focus on assisting individuals to establish a solid foundation for recovery by using evidenced based models. At ICGH, an Office Based Opioid Treatment program (OBOT), uses the proven, evidence-based 12-Step Facilitation model for all addiction treatment for a seamless transition into lifelong recovery in the community after treatment ends. McLeod Addictive Disease Center, an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP), provides treatment aimed at helping individuals maintain a drug free lifestyle through the use of evidence-based medication assisted treatment. Through Partners Behavioral Health Management, ICGH and our corporate partners at McLeod, ICGH is are making implementing strategies great strides with federal funding to end the opioid crisis in Gaston and Lincoln. and the surrounding counties.  MARS Services can be accessed by contacting the following:  Lincoln County: Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, 1228 N. Flint St. Lincolnton, NC, 828-322-5915 ext. 220    PLEASE SHARE!!

WHAT IS MARS????

MARS in Action
by

Randall Bachman, MA, LCAS, CSI, Program Director, Integrated Care of Greater Hickory

This country and our state have been ravaged by the current opioid crisis. Many people are struggling with addiction to heroin and pain pills, but have limited resources or do not know how to go about finding help. The Integrated Care of Greater Hickory (ICGH) Partners Behavioral Health Management (Partners) is proud to provide Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) through have secured a new SAMHSA grant. In partnership with to partner with Partners Behavioral Health Management Integrated Care of Greater Hickory (ICGH) and McLeod Addictive Disease Centers (McLeod) to provide free doctor visits, buprenorphine, peer support, and counseling are provided in Gaston and Lincoln Counties for persons suffering heroin and pain pill addiction, but do not have insurance.

Addiction can be devastating to the person served and to those they love and who love them. Successful addiction treatment requires more than just “not using” and requires support and treatment that is now available freely to those who cannot help themselves. Services provided include meeting with counselors, appointments with doctors, use of medication to assist with the treatment of opioid use and other addictions and professionals dedicated to helping the person suffering from addiction address issues such as loss of employment, lack of housing. Counseling services allow the person suffering from addiction to develop new skills to support a lifestyle without using substances, medications such as buprenorphine prevent withdrawals and allow stabilization while developing those skills and other services are used to help begin to address the damage that a lifestyle of addiction causes to various life areas.

Successfully treating addiction includes recognizing the value of the person suffering from this disease, helping them to build a new, stable life through new drug-free coping skills, short-term needed medications, and long-term social support. We understand this is a medical condition where drugs have hijacked the brain; not a moral failing. ICGH and McLeod put MARS in action through a strong focus on assisting individuals to establish a solid foundation for recovery by using evidenced based models. At ICGH, an Office Based Opioid Treatment program (OBOT), uses the proven, evidence-based 12-Step Facilitation model for all addiction treatment for a seamless transition into lifelong recovery in the community after treatment ends. McLeod Addictive Disease Center, an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP), provides treatment aimed at helping individuals maintain a drug free lifestyle through the use of evidence-based medication assisted treatment. Through Partners Behavioral Health Management, ICGH and our corporate partners at McLeod, ICGH is are making implementing strategies great strides with federal funding to end the opioid crisis in Gaston and Lincoln. and the surrounding counties.

MARS Services can be accessed by contacting the following:

Lincoln County: Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, 1228 N. Flint St. Lincolnton, NC, 828-322-5915 ext. 220

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After 10 years of chronic relapsing, I finally put down drugs and alcohol for good. That was July 14th, 1998. But I could not do it alone. A medically-supervised program that used a recovery-oriented method that included 12 step facilitation counseling and also mandated participation in AA or NA was the only thing that finally worked for me.
INTEGRATED CARE OF GREATER HICKORY has an inhouse pharmacy for low cost and confidential Suboxone meds for heroin addiction and pain pill addiction. Many participants qualifying now for free care for heroin and pain pill addiction.
Alcoholism, Heroin Addiction, Pain Pill Addiction, Sedatives, Anxiety, Depression, and other behavioral problems that require counseling and possibly medication therapy such as antidepressants or Suboxone. Not a mere Drug and Alcohol Rehab (Rehabilitation) thing. It's a Recovery Program. A medically supervised treatment program guided by providers in recovery themselves and like minded clinicians leading to long term recovery.
Quality care is whole person care.    Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine, believed strongly in the holistic approach to the practice of healthcare. He believed that all aspects of the human being – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological, environmental, etc., must be taken into consideration when providing treatment and care to a person in need.    Integrated Care of Greater Hickory uses these guiding principles as we deliver whole person care. Medical, behavioral, laboratory, and low cost/confidential pharmacy services inhouse, and also include social interventions, such as housing, transportation, education assistance, employment assistance, authentic recovery community engagement, and much more in treatment planning and the delivery of care. This process is guided by physicians, PAs, and other doctoral-level providers and a team of licensed and credentialed counselors and therapists.    Quality care is whole person care.

Quality care is whole person care.

Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine, believed strongly in the holistic approach to the practice of healthcare. He believed that all aspects of the human being – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological, environmental, etc., must be taken into consideration when providing treatment and care to a person in need.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory uses these guiding principles as we deliver whole person care. Medical, behavioral, laboratory, and low cost/confidential pharmacy services inhouse, and also include social interventions, such as housing, transportation, education assistance, employment assistance, authentic recovery community engagement, and much more in treatment planning and the delivery of care. This process is guided by physicians, PAs, and other doctoral-level providers and a team of licensed and credentialed counselors and therapists.

Quality care is whole person care.

What is naloxone?  Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.  How is naloxone given?  There are three FDA-approved formulations of naloxone:  Injectable (professional training required)  Generic brands of injectable naloxone vials are offered by a variety of companies that are listed in the FDA Orange Book under "naloxone" (look for "injectable").  Note: There has been widespread use of improvised emergency kits that combine an injectable formulation of naloxone with an atomizer that can deliver naloxone intranasally. Use of this product requires the user to be trained on proper assembly and administration. These improvised intranasal devices may not deliver naloxone levels equivalent to FDA-approved products. In fact, the manufacturer of an internasal atomizer device issued a voluntary recall on 10/27/16 noting that some of the devices “may not deliver a fully atomized plume of medication, making the drug potentially less effective.” An approved, prefilled nasal spray is now available (see below).  Autoinjectable  EVZIO® is a prefilled auto-injection device that makes it easy for families or emergency personnel to inject naloxone quickly into the outer thigh. Once activated, the device provides verbal instruction to the user describing how to deliver the medication, similar to automated defibrillators.  Prepackaged Nasal Spray  NARCAN® Nasal Spray is a prefilled, needle-free device that requires no assembly and is sprayed into one nostril while patients lay on their back.  Note: Both NARCAN® Nasal Spray and EVZIO® are packaged in a carton containing two doses to allow for repeat dosing if needed. They are relatively easy to use and suitable for home use in emergency situations.  Who can give naloxone to someone who has overdosed?  The liquid for injection is commonly used by paramedics, emergency room doctors, and other specially trained first responders. To facilitate ease of use, NARCAN® Nasal Spray is now available, which allows for naloxone to be sprayed into the nose. While improvised atomizers have been used in the past to convert syringes for use as nasal spray, these may not deliver the appropriate dose. Depending on the state you live in, friends, family members, and others in the community may give the auto-injector and nasal spray formulation of naloxone to someone who has overdosed. Some states require a physician to prescribe naloxone; in other states, pharmacies may distribute naloxone in an outpatient setting without bringing in a prescription from a physician. To learn about the laws regarding naloxone in your state, see the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System website.  What dose can be provided?  The dose varies depending on the formulation, and sometimes more than one dose is needed to help the person start breathing again. Anyone who may have to use naloxone should carefully read the package insert that comes with the product. You can find copies of the package insert for EVZIO® and NARCAN® Nasal Spray on the FDA website.  What precautions are needed when giving naloxone?  People who are given naloxone should be observed constantly until emergency care arrives and for at least 2 hours by medical personnel after the last dose of naloxone to make sure breathing does not slow or stop.  What are the side effects of naloxone?  Naloxone is an extremely safe medication that only has a noticeable effect in people with opioids in their systems. Naloxone can (but does not always) cause withdrawal symptoms which may be uncomfortable, but are not life-threatening; on the other hand, opioid overdose is extremely life-threatening. Withdrawal symptoms may include headache, changes in blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, nausea, vomiting, and tremors.  We provide free Narcan to our participants and train each person how to use this product to save lives. We ourselves carry this medication, so we are ready to save a life in the community. The NC Good Samaritan Law protects those who administer this medication to help save a life.

What is naloxone?

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.

How is naloxone given?

There are three FDA-approved formulations of naloxone:

Injectable (professional training required)

Generic brands of injectable naloxone vials are offered by a variety of companies that are listed in the FDA Orange Book under "naloxone" (look for "injectable").

Note: There has been widespread use of improvised emergency kits that combine an injectable formulation of naloxone with an atomizer that can deliver naloxone intranasally. Use of this product requires the user to be trained on proper assembly and administration. These improvised intranasal devices may not deliver naloxone levels equivalent to FDA-approved products. In fact, the manufacturer of an internasal atomizer device issued a voluntary recall on 10/27/16 noting that some of the devices “may not deliver a fully atomized plume of medication, making the drug potentially less effective.” An approved, prefilled nasal spray is now available (see below).

Autoinjectable

EVZIO® is a prefilled auto-injection device that makes it easy for families or emergency personnel to inject naloxone quickly into the outer thigh. Once activated, the device provides verbal instruction to the user describing how to deliver the medication, similar to automated defibrillators.

Prepackaged Nasal Spray

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is a prefilled, needle-free device that requires no assembly and is sprayed into one nostril while patients lay on their back.

Note: Both NARCAN® Nasal Spray and EVZIO® are packaged in a carton containing two doses to allow for repeat dosing if needed. They are relatively easy to use and suitable for home use in emergency situations.

Who can give naloxone to someone who has overdosed?

The liquid for injection is commonly used by paramedics, emergency room doctors, and other specially trained first responders. To facilitate ease of use, NARCAN® Nasal Spray is now available, which allows for naloxone to be sprayed into the nose. While improvised atomizers have been used in the past to convert syringes for use as nasal spray, these may not deliver the appropriate dose. Depending on the state you live in, friends, family members, and others in the community may give the auto-injector and nasal spray formulation of naloxone to someone who has overdosed. Some states require a physician to prescribe naloxone; in other states, pharmacies may distribute naloxone in an outpatient setting without bringing in a prescription from a physician. To learn about the laws regarding naloxone in your state, see the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System website.

What dose can be provided?

The dose varies depending on the formulation, and sometimes more than one dose is needed to help the person start breathing again. Anyone who may have to use naloxone should carefully read the package insert that comes with the product. You can find copies of the package insert for EVZIO® and NARCAN® Nasal Spray on the FDA website.

What precautions are needed when giving naloxone?

People who are given naloxone should be observed constantly until emergency care arrives and for at least 2 hours by medical personnel after the last dose of naloxone to make sure breathing does not slow or stop.

What are the side effects of naloxone?

Naloxone is an extremely safe medication that only has a noticeable effect in people with opioids in their systems. Naloxone can (but does not always) cause withdrawal symptoms which may be uncomfortable, but are not life-threatening; on the other hand, opioid overdose is extremely life-threatening. Withdrawal symptoms may include headache, changes in blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, nausea, vomiting, and tremors.

We provide free Narcan to our participants and train each person how to use this product to save lives. We ourselves carry this medication, so we are ready to save a life in the community. The NC Good Samaritan Law protects those who administer this medication to help save a life.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory provides comprehensive medical and behavioral health care for depression and anxiety at all of our locations. If you are struggling or someone you know is in need of an evaluation. Please don't wait. Get help today. Call now: 828-322-5915.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory provides comprehensive medical and behavioral health care for depression and anxiety at all of our locations. If you are struggling or someone you know is in need of an evaluation. Please don't wait. Get help today. Call now: 828-322-5915.

For those persons with advanced opioid use disorder, also known as heroin, fentanyl, and pain pill addiction, Old School Drug Rehab does not work. It Kills. A comprehensive approach that includes evidence-based counseling methods and medication like Suboxone, Zubsolv, Vivitrol, Sublocade, etc. is needed to begin the journey to long-term recovery. Stabilization and slow titration is the key.  CALL TODAY: 828-322-5915

For those persons with advanced opioid use disorder, also known as heroin, fentanyl, and pain pill addiction, Old School Drug Rehab does not work. It Kills. A comprehensive approach that includes evidence-based counseling methods and medication like Suboxone, Zubsolv, Vivitrol, Sublocade, etc. is needed to begin the journey to long-term recovery. Stabilization and slow titration is the key.

CALL TODAY: 828-322-5915

ICGH clinical director presented at the Moving Forward: A Public Seminar on Social Mobility at Western Piedmont Council of Governments in Hickory, NC. This informative forum and others is hosted by Greenway Transportation's Aaron Kohrs, local activist. Addressing the growing drug problem in our communities and lack of affordable and free addiction and mental health treatment in Hickory NC is key. If you or someone you know needs help today, Call 828-322-5915.

ICGH clinical director presented at the Moving Forward: A Public Seminar on Social Mobility at Western Piedmont Council of Governments in Hickory, NC. This informative forum and others is hosted by Greenway Transportation's Aaron Kohrs, local activist. Addressing the growing drug problem in our communities and lack of affordable and free addiction and mental health treatment in Hickory NC is key. If you or someone you know needs help today, Call 828-322-5915.

Welcome to Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, a new approach to behavioral health treatment. Here at Integrated Care, we offer a patient-centered option for those suffering from a substance use disorders and other behavioral health problems. Our skilled counselors and medical staff provide patients with the support and confidence needed to wrestle with the devastating disease of addiction as well as crippling depression, anxiety, or trauma. Formed in January 2018 as a reincorporation of the decades-old professional association South Park Medical Clinic/Rudisill Family Practice and Behavioral Health Services, Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. (ICGH) is excited for continued growth and development of its current behavioral health programs throughout the Western North Carolina. The division of Rudisill Family Practice and Behavioral Health Services, known as Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, has been used since 2016. ICGH invites you to take a look at the diverse high-quality and personal health services it offers in multiple locations, including Hickory, Lincolnton, Dobson, and soon Gastonia and Lenoir.  ICGH provides medication assisted treatment (MAT), intensive outpatient counseling for substance use disorders (SUDs), comprehensive outpatient counseling for SUDs, community peer support services, and basic services outpatient counseling for SUDs and other behavioral health conditions (i.e., depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.). ICGH employs full-time medical staff for immediate medication management or induction onto MAT when clinically indicated. ICGH employs LCSW, LCAS, LPC, CSAC, and PSS providers. ICGH provides services to the insured population via decades of participation in various private insurance networks, as well as to Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Adult and adolescent populations.  For all SUDs services, we employ Recovery Oriented Systems of Care based upon the evidence-based 12-Step Facilitation Model. ICGH has an on-site pharmacy to provide the lowest cost buprenorphine products to the uninsured and also allow enrolled patients to have convenient and confidential pick-up at time of the medical visit. ICGH enhanced services also utilizes at-the-window dosing to reduce the risk of diversion to the community and abuse. Free generic Suboxone medication is available for certain programs.   ICGH has an on-site LC/MS and EIA testing to provide rapid results of all drug and alcohol testing. ICGH “Sober Living” housing and transportation is available with specific programs. The company has met CMS Meaningful Use since 2012, and has maintained a CMS-certified EMR since that time as well. ICGH has been in network with Partners Behavioral Health Management since 2013. The last on-site audit from PBHM scored 100% (04/06/2017), and last performance review scored 94.00 (11/19/18). Recent scores pending.   If you, a loved one, or a patient/client you are serving currently suffers from a behavioral health problem, then call us today or fax a confidential referral.  ICGH is open to partnerships (see our website) - please call an ICGH staff representative today to set-up a time to tour our current facilities. ICGH welcomes you to a future of wellness!

Welcome to Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, a new approach to behavioral health treatment. Here at Integrated Care, we offer a patient-centered option for those suffering from a substance use disorders and other behavioral health problems. Our skilled counselors and medical staff provide patients with the support and confidence needed to wrestle with the devastating disease of addiction as well as crippling depression, anxiety, or trauma.
Formed in January 2018 as a reincorporation of the decades-old professional association South Park Medical Clinic/Rudisill Family Practice and Behavioral Health Services, Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. (ICGH) is excited for continued growth and development of its current behavioral health programs throughout the Western North Carolina. The division of Rudisill Family Practice and Behavioral Health Services, known as Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, has been used since 2016. ICGH invites you to take a look at the diverse high-quality and personal health services it offers in multiple locations, including Hickory, Lincolnton, Dobson, and soon Gastonia and Lenoir.

ICGH provides medication assisted treatment (MAT), intensive outpatient counseling for substance use disorders (SUDs), comprehensive outpatient counseling for SUDs, community peer support services, and basic services outpatient counseling for SUDs and other behavioral health conditions (i.e., depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.). ICGH employs full-time medical staff for immediate medication management or induction onto MAT when clinically indicated. ICGH employs LCSW, LCAS, LPC, CSAC, and PSS providers. ICGH provides services to the insured population via decades of participation in various private insurance networks, as well as to Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Adult and adolescent populations.

For all SUDs services, we employ Recovery Oriented Systems of Care based upon the evidence-based 12-Step Facilitation Model. ICGH has an on-site pharmacy to provide the lowest cost buprenorphine products to the uninsured and also allow enrolled patients to have convenient and confidential pick-up at time of the medical visit. ICGH enhanced services also utilizes at-the-window dosing to reduce the risk of diversion to the community and abuse. Free generic Suboxone medication is available for certain programs.

ICGH has an on-site LC/MS and EIA testing to provide rapid results of all drug and alcohol testing. ICGH “Sober Living” housing and transportation is available with specific programs. The company has met CMS Meaningful Use since 2012, and has maintained a CMS-certified EMR since that time as well. ICGH has been in network with Partners Behavioral Health Management since 2013. The last on-site audit from PBHM scored 100% (04/06/2017), and last performance review scored 94.00 (11/19/18). Recent scores pending.

If you, a loved one, or a patient/client you are serving currently suffers from a behavioral health problem, then call us today or fax a confidential referral.

ICGH is open to partnerships (see our website) - please call an ICGH staff representative today to set-up a time to tour our current facilities. ICGH welcomes you to a future of wellness!

RYAN GANT TRAINING:  Integrated Care of Greater Hickory follows a holistic approach to the practice of behavioral healthcare. We adhere to treatment practices that incorporate all aspects of health and wellness – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological, environmental, etc., which must be taken into consideration when providing treatment to a person in need. Many of us at Integrated Care are also in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol or co-dependency, have lost loved ones to the disease of addiction or suicide, and follow a 12 step program for living. We are active in the community, PTO, local politics, church, and so on. We also found that physical health and fitness has become an important aspect for us to achieve overall health and wellness. Staff at Integrated Care go to Ryan Gant, B.Sc., NASM-CPT, at Original Workout located next to Lenoir Rhyne University at 841 8th Ave NE, Hickory NC, for personal training and fitness coaching. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Lenoir Rhyne University, and a nationally-recognized NASM certification in personal training. He works with individuals and groups of all ages and fitness levels, and offers strength and conditioning for high school and college athletes, as well as older adults recovering from orthopedic surgery, such as knee replacement surgery. Among his other current work, he is currently providing strength and condition coaching for Catawba Valley Community College baseball. Amazing guy, overwhelmingly positive attitude, and talented provider of personal training services. Ryan is dedicated to helping others reach their full potential – despite age or fitness level. Call or text 828-302-4285 a free consult for personal training and diet planning.

RYAN GANT TRAINING:

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory follows a holistic approach to the practice of behavioral healthcare. We adhere to treatment practices that incorporate all aspects of health and wellness – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological, environmental, etc., which must be taken into consideration when providing treatment to a person in need. Many of us at Integrated Care are also in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol or co-dependency, have lost loved ones to the disease of addiction or suicide, and follow a 12 step program for living. We are active in the community, PTO, local politics, church, and so on. We also found that physical health and fitness has become an important aspect for us to achieve overall health and wellness.
Staff at Integrated Care go to Ryan Gant, B.Sc., NASM-CPT, at Original Workout located next to Lenoir Rhyne University at 841 8th Ave NE, Hickory NC, for personal training and fitness coaching. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Lenoir Rhyne University, and a nationally-recognized NASM certification in personal training. He works with individuals and groups of all ages and fitness levels, and offers strength and conditioning for high school and college athletes, as well as older adults recovering from orthopedic surgery, such as knee replacement surgery. Among his other current work, he is currently providing strength and condition coaching for Catawba Valley Community College baseball. Amazing guy, overwhelmingly positive attitude, and talented provider of personal training services. Ryan is dedicated to helping others reach their full potential – despite age or fitness level. Call or text 828-302-4285 a free consult for personal training and diet planning.

GOV. COOPER OPIOID PANEL AUGUST 19, 2018: The ICGH Clinical Director was part if the governor's roundtable forum on the opioid crisis hitting the United States. North Carolina has continued to be hard hit with overdose death rates still increasing in 2017. Solutions and a direction forward were presented at this important meeting. An honor and a privilege to present with Governor Roy Cooper and esteemed forum members.  Here is the URL for the forum:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts06NKwTwOY&feature=youtu.be

GOV. COOPER OPIOID PANEL AUGUST 19, 2018: The ICGH Clinical Director was part if the governor's roundtable forum on the opioid crisis hitting the United States. North Carolina has continued to be hard hit with overdose death rates still increasing in 2017. Solutions and a direction forward were presented at this important meeting. An honor and a privilege to present with Governor Roy Cooper and esteemed forum members.

Here is the URL for the forum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts06NKwTwOY&feature=youtu.be

The ICGH clinical director created this slide for today's round table discussion on the opioid crisis with Governor Cooper.  An Integrated Care Approach recognizes the intersection of psychological, medical, and social inputs to achieve successful treatment outcomes. This process goes beyond mere coordinated care, but rather necessitates  treatment goals, plans, diagnoses, and assessments, which take into account the multiple factors that impact the course of treatment. This is especially important for persons with co-occurring disorders, but also for those living in rural areas and/or of lower socio-economic status (due to lack of access to care and the need for services, such as transportation).

The ICGH clinical director created this slide for today's round table discussion on the opioid crisis with Governor Cooper.

An Integrated Care Approach recognizes the intersection of psychological, medical, and social inputs to achieve successful treatment outcomes. This process goes beyond mere coordinated care,
but rather necessitates
treatment goals, plans, diagnoses, and assessments, which take into account the multiple factors that
impact the course of treatment. This is especially important for persons with co-occurring disorders, but also for those living in rural areas and/or of lower socio-economic status (due to lack of access to care and the
need for services, such as transportation).

Welcome to Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, a new approach to behavioral health treatment. Here at Integrated Care, we offer a patient-centered option for those suffering from a substance use disorders and other behavioral health problems. Our skilled counselors and medical staff provide patients with the support and confidence needed to wrestle with the devastating disease of addiction as well as crippling depression, anxiety, or trauma.  Formed in January 2018 as a reincorporation of the decades-old professional association South Park Medical Clinic/Rudisill Family Practice and Behavioral Health Services, Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. (ICGH) is excited for continued growth and development of its current behavioral health programs throughout the Western North Carolina. The division of Rudisill Family Practice and Behavioral Health Services, known as Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, has been used since 2016. ICGH invites you to take a look at the diverse high-quality and personal health services it offers in multiple locations, including Hickory, Lincolnton, Dobson, and soon Gastonia and Lenoir.  ICGH provides medication assisted treatment (MAT), intensive outpatient counseling for substance use disorders (SUDs), comprehensive outpatient counseling for SUDs, community peer support services, and basic services outpatient counseling for SUDs and other behavioral health conditions (i.e., depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.). ICGH employs full-time medical staff for immediate medication management or induction onto MAT when clinically indicated. ICGH employs LCSW, LCAS, LPC, CSAC, and PSS providers. ICGH provides services to the insured population via decades of participation in various private insurance networks, as well as to Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Adult and adolescent populations.  For all SUDs services, we employ Recovery Oriented Systems of Care based upon the evidence-based 12-Step Facilitation Model. ICGH has an on-site pharmacy to provide the lowest cost buprenorphine products to the uninsured and also allow enrolled patients to have convenient and confidential pick-up at time of the medical visit. ICGH enhanced services also utilizes at-the-window dosing to reduce the risk of diversion to the community and abuse. Free generic Suboxone medication is available for certain programs.  ICGH has an on-site LC/MS and EIA testing to provide rapid results of all drug and alcohol testing. ICGH “Sober Living” housing and transportation is available with specific programs. The company has met CMS Meaningful Use since 2012, and has maintained a CMS-certified EMR since that time as well. ICGH has been in network with Partners Behavioral Health Management since 2013. The last on-site audit from PBHM scored 100% (04/06/2017), and last performance review scored 94.00 (11/19/18). Recent scores pending.  If you, a loved one, or a patient/client you are serving currently suffers from a behavioral health problem, then call us today or fax a confidential referral located at  integratedcarehickory.com.   ICGH is open to partnerships (see our website) - please call an ICGH staff representative today to set-up a time to tour our current facilities. ICGH welcomes you to a future of wellness!

Welcome to Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, a new approach to behavioral health treatment. Here at Integrated Care, we offer a patient-centered option for those suffering from a substance use disorders and other behavioral health problems. Our skilled counselors and medical staff provide patients with the support and confidence needed to wrestle with the devastating disease of addiction as well as crippling depression, anxiety, or trauma.

Formed in January 2018 as a reincorporation of the decades-old professional association South Park Medical Clinic/Rudisill Family Practice and Behavioral Health Services, Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. (ICGH) is excited for continued growth and development of its current behavioral health programs throughout the Western North Carolina. The division of Rudisill Family Practice and Behavioral Health Services, known as Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, has been used since 2016. ICGH invites you to take a look at the diverse high-quality and personal health services it offers in multiple locations, including Hickory, Lincolnton, Dobson, and soon Gastonia and Lenoir.

ICGH provides medication assisted treatment (MAT), intensive outpatient counseling for substance use disorders (SUDs), comprehensive outpatient counseling for SUDs, community peer support services, and basic services outpatient counseling for SUDs and other behavioral health conditions (i.e., depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.). ICGH employs full-time medical staff for immediate medication management or induction onto MAT when clinically indicated. ICGH employs LCSW, LCAS, LPC, CSAC, and PSS providers. ICGH provides services to the insured population via decades of participation in various private insurance networks, as well as to Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Adult and adolescent populations.

For all SUDs services, we employ Recovery Oriented Systems of Care based upon the evidence-based 12-Step Facilitation Model. ICGH has an on-site pharmacy to provide the lowest cost buprenorphine products to the uninsured and also allow enrolled patients to have convenient and confidential pick-up at time of the medical visit. ICGH enhanced services also utilizes at-the-window dosing to reduce the risk of diversion to the community and abuse. Free generic Suboxone medication is available for certain programs.

ICGH has an on-site LC/MS and EIA testing to provide rapid results of all drug and alcohol testing. ICGH “Sober Living” housing and transportation is available with specific programs. The company has met CMS Meaningful Use since 2012, and has maintained a CMS-certified EMR since that time as well. ICGH has been in network with Partners Behavioral Health Management since 2013. The last on-site audit from PBHM scored 100% (04/06/2017), and last performance review scored 94.00 (11/19/18). Recent scores pending.

If you, a loved one, or a patient/client you are serving currently suffers from a behavioral health problem, then call us today or fax a confidential referral located at integratedcarehickory.com.

ICGH is open to partnerships (see our website) - please call an ICGH staff representative today to set-up a time to tour our current facilities. ICGH welcomes you to a future of wellness!

The Integrated Care of Greater Hickory Mission:  To promote self-sufficiency and pro-social life choices through effective person-centered education, training, and treatment programs.  Beat Depression or Anxiety, Kick the Drug or Alcohol habit, Overcome Trauma… with our help  Here at Integrated Care, we offer a patient-centered option for those suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or substance use disorders. Our skilled counselors and caring staff will provide our patients with the support and confidence needed to wrestle with the devastating disease of addiction. This is more than just another counselor, physician practice, or drug rehab. This is RECOVERY!If you or a loved one suffer from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, then you have been through enough suffering already. Call us today to let us help you find freedom.All treatment plans for patients incorporate medication management along with counseling, as well as other effective interventions. Due to the ravages of drugs and alcohol in our society, our services for substance use disorder focus on the Twelve-Step counseling model with medication-assisted treatment using buprenorphine-containing medications (Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv, etc.). But we aren't your usual drug rehab or treatment center! We will work with you closely to maintain focus on your recovery and coming off of any replacement medications slowly over time. Our goal is to help you organize your life and live happy, joyous, and free OUTSIDE of our clinic. Call today at 828-322-5915, ext 220, to get an appointment at one of our clinics: Hickory, Lincolnton, or Gastonia.

The Integrated Care of Greater Hickory Mission:

To promote self-sufficiency and pro-social life choices through effective person-centered education, training, and treatment programs.

Beat Depression or Anxiety, Kick the Drug or Alcohol habit, Overcome Trauma… with our help

Here at Integrated Care, we offer a patient-centered option for those suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or substance use disorders. Our skilled counselors and caring staff will provide our patients with the support and confidence needed to wrestle with the devastating disease of addiction. This is more than just another counselor, physician practice, or drug rehab. This is RECOVERY!If you or a loved one suffer from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, then you have been through enough suffering already. Call us today to let us help you find freedom.All treatment plans for patients incorporate medication management along with counseling, as well as other effective interventions. Due to the ravages of drugs and alcohol in our society, our services for substance use disorder focus on the Twelve-Step counseling model with medication-assisted treatment using buprenorphine-containing medications (Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv, etc.). But we aren't your usual drug rehab or treatment center! We will work with you closely to maintain focus on your recovery and coming off of any replacement medications slowly over time. Our goal is to help you organize your life and live happy, joyous, and free OUTSIDE of our clinic. Call today at 828-322-5915, ext 220, to get an appointment at one of our clinics: Hickory, Lincolnton, or Gastonia.


Notable Neighbor Corey Richardson: He struggled with addiction now works to help others recover: Dr. Richardson of Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. shares with Hickory Daily Record reporter his personal struggle with addiction and how his own recovery drives to him to help others. Drug and Alcohol Treatment can lead to lifelong recovery.

Notable Neighbor Corey Richardson: He struggled with addiction now works to help others recover: Dr. Richardson of Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. shares with Hickory Daily Record reporter his personal struggle with addiction and how his own recovery drives to him to help others. Drug and Alcohol Treatment can lead to lifelong recovery.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory is proud to partner with Senator Tillis and staff to fight the current opioid epidemic and improve the lives of North Carolinians.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory is proud to partner with Senator Tillis and staff to fight the current opioid epidemic and improve the lives of North Carolinians.

In 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month). This marks three decades of spreading the message that treatment is effective, and people can and do recover—every day.

In 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month). This marks three decades of spreading the message that treatment is effective, and people can and do recover—every day.

NEWS RELEASE 9.10.19:  Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and Project Lazarus are proud to announce that we have secured The Partnership for Success Youth Prevention Grant to cover Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Alexander, and Catawba.  This federal grant covers youth prevention ages 9-20, primarily underage drinking, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Integrated Care of Greater Hickory will hire an NCSAPPB certified substance abuse presentation consultant for Catawba County. The salary is very competitive. More to come as we begin our search for this new ICGH prevention expert to help meet the Drug and Alcohol Youth Prevention needs of Catawba County with a special focus on vulnerable populations, such as minority populations.  Contact Corey Richardson, DHSC, MBA of ICGH directly for program description: crichardson@integratedcarehickory.com

NEWS RELEASE 9.10.19:

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and Project Lazarus are proud to announce that we have secured The Partnership for Success Youth Prevention Grant to cover Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Alexander, and Catawba.

This federal grant covers youth prevention ages 9-20, primarily underage drinking, marijuana, and prescription drugs.
Integrated Care of Greater Hickory will hire an NCSAPPB certified substance abuse presentation consultant for Catawba County. The salary is very competitive. More to come as we begin our search for this new ICGH prevention expert to help meet the Drug and Alcohol Youth Prevention needs of Catawba County with a special focus on vulnerable populations, such as minority populations.

Contact Corey Richardson, DHSC, MBA of ICGH directly for program description: crichardson@integratedcarehickory.com

Centro Latino Director Ruth Trott and Centro Latino Board Member Longview Detective Officer Eddie Marlowe with Integrated Care of Greater Hickory CEO Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA, welcome Brazilian Model and Nutritionist Nilton Cunha (Mr. Brazil 2013) to Hickory at one of our city's oldest and favorite restaurants, The Vintage House. Mr. Cunha is a guest model at the upcoming fashion show at Mosteller Mansion on September 14th, 2019. All proceeds of ticket sales go to Centro Latino.  La directora del Centro Latino, Ruth Trott, y el miembro de la junta del Centro Latino, el detective de Longview, Eddie Marlowe, con el CEO de Atención Integrada del Gran Hickory, Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA, dan la bienvenida al modelo y nutricionista brasileño Nilton Cunha (Sr. Brasil 2013) a Hickory en uno de los más antiguos de nuestra ciudad. y restaurantes favoritos, The Vintage House. El Sr. Cunha es modelo invitado en el próximo desfile de modas en Mosteller Mansion el 14 de septiembre - 2019. Todos los ingresos de la venta de boletos van al Centro Latino.

Centro Latino Director Ruth Trott and Centro Latino Board Member Longview Detective Officer Eddie Marlowe with Integrated Care of Greater Hickory CEO Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA, welcome Brazilian Model and Nutritionist Nilton Cunha (Mr. Brazil 2013) to Hickory at one of our city's oldest and favorite restaurants, The Vintage House. Mr. Cunha is a guest model at the upcoming fashion show at Mosteller Mansion on September 14th, 2019. All proceeds of ticket sales go to Centro Latino.

La directora del Centro Latino, Ruth Trott, y el miembro de la junta del Centro Latino, el detective de Longview, Eddie Marlowe, con el CEO de Atención Integrada del Gran Hickory, Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA, dan la bienvenida al modelo y nutricionista brasileño Nilton Cunha (Sr. Brasil 2013) a Hickory en uno de los más antiguos de nuestra ciudad. y restaurantes favoritos, The Vintage House. El Sr. Cunha es modelo invitado en el próximo desfile de modas en Mosteller Mansion el 14 de septiembre - 2019. Todos los ingresos de la venta de boletos van al Centro Latino.

Centro Latino and the Hickory Junior Woman's Club present FASHION FOR CHARITY Sept. 14th, 2019. Sponsored by Carolina Container and Dillards. Please Share!!  The event is getting closer. Please let us know if you need tickets.  One of the guest models this year is Mr. Brasil, Nilton Cunha. Please come out to enjoy great fashion and support our Latino Community.  Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and You... Building a Stronger Community. ------ Centro Latino y el Hickory Junior Woman's Club presentan DESFILE DE MODAS PARA RECAUDAR FONDOS Patrocinado por Carolina Container y Dillards. 14 de septiembre, 2019.  El evento se está acercando. Por favor, háganos saber si necesita entradas.  Uno de los modelos invitados este año es el Sr. Brasil, Nilton Cunha. Por favor, salga a disfrutar de la moda y apoye a nuestra comunidad latina.  Atención integrada de Greater Hickory y usted….Construyendo una comunidad más fuerte.

Centro Latino and the Hickory Junior Woman's Club present FASHION FOR CHARITY Sept. 14th, 2019. Sponsored by Carolina Container and Dillards. Please Share!!

The event is getting closer. Please let us know if you need tickets.

One of the guest models this year is Mr. Brasil, Nilton Cunha.
Please come out to enjoy great fashion and support our Latino Community.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and You... Building a Stronger Community.
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Centro Latino y el Hickory Junior Woman's Club presentan DESFILE DE MODAS PARA RECAUDAR FONDOS
Patrocinado por Carolina Container y Dillards. 14 de septiembre, 2019.

El evento se está acercando. Por favor, háganos saber si necesita entradas.

Uno de los modelos invitados este año es el Sr. Brasil, Nilton Cunha.
Por favor, salga a disfrutar de la moda y apoye a nuestra comunidad latina.

Atención integrada de Greater Hickory y usted….Construyendo una comunidad más fuerte.

International Overdose Awareness Day hosted in Downtown Lincolnton by ICGH LINCOLNTON. (8/31/19) @ ICGH Lincolnton.

International Overdose Awareness Day hosted in Downtown Lincolnton by ICGH LINCOLNTON. (8/31/19) @ ICGH Lincolnton.

Thanks to Michelle Bernard of LTN for covering our International Overdose Awareness Event at the courthouse. Thanks to everyone for all the support for our work in Lincolnton NC. @ Lincolnton, North Carolina (8/31/2019)

Thanks to Michelle Bernard of LTN for covering our International Overdose Awareness Event at the courthouse. Thanks to everyone for all the support for our work in Lincolnton NC. @ Lincolnton, North Carolina (8/31/2019)

A working birthday for our Amazing Becca Collins, CSAC-R, NCCPSS. ❤ (8/29/19) @ ICGH Lincolnton NC

A working birthday for our Amazing Becca Collins, CSAC-R, NCCPSS. ❤ (8/29/19) @ ICGH Lincolnton NC

ICGH LINCOLNTON Informational Open House for our federally funded MARS - MEDICATION ASSISTED RECOVERY SERVICES program was a huge success. Great turnout, food, thank you prizes, and new friendships were formed as we tighten referral sources and learn how we can work together to help those most in need in our communities struggling from opioid addiction. @ ICGH Lincolnton NC

ICGH LINCOLNTON Informational Open House for our federally funded MARS - MEDICATION ASSISTED RECOVERY SERVICES program was a huge success. Great turnout, food, thank you prizes, and new friendships were formed as we tighten referral sources and learn how we can work together to help those most in need in our communities struggling from opioid addiction. @ ICGH Lincolnton NC

LINCOLN COUNTY, NC Every overdose is someone’s son or daughter, possibly some child’s father or mother… August 31, 2019 International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Integrated Care of Greater Hickory/ICGH Lincolnton with Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition and Project Lazarus shall light the Lincoln County Courthouse Purple to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and honor those left behind. All are welcome. Place: Lincoln County Courthouse, 1 Court Square, Lincolnton, NC 28092 Time: 6 pm to 7pm  “Thank you ALL for your commitment to helping all affected by this disease and helping our family honor Joshua's Journey.  Every moment of everyday there is an emptiness, a sadness in the air, it sits with you within every breath you breathe when you lose a child, - but when you see a community come together like this you are able to smile because you see how much everyone CARES.”  Thank you, Tracie Johnson Forever Joshua's Mom   #HEAR  OUR CRY -Joshua's Journey

LINCOLN COUNTY, NC
Every overdose is someone’s son or daughter, possibly some child’s father or mother…
August 31, 2019 International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
Integrated Care of Greater Hickory/ICGH Lincolnton with Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition and Project Lazarus shall light the Lincoln County Courthouse Purple to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and honor those left behind. All are welcome.
Place: Lincoln County Courthouse, 1 Court Square, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Time: 6 pm to 7pm

“Thank you ALL for your commitment to helping all affected by this disease and helping our family honor Joshua's Journey.

Every moment of everyday there is an emptiness, a sadness in the air, it sits with you within every breath you breathe when you lose a child, - but when you see a community come together like this you are able to smile because you see how much everyone CARES.”

Thank you,
Tracie Johnson
Forever Joshua's Mom

#HEAR OUR CRY -Joshua's Journey

Catawba Regional Hospice is now CAROLINA CARING. Still delivering the most needed services to our community, including the free In Our Hearts grief counseling program for those who have lost a loved one due to overdose. Contact the 1-888 number listed, or contact Integrated Care of Greater Hickory's Corey Richardson or Carolina Caring's Rev. Sandy Hood directly for more information or for a referral. No one need suffer alone. You are not alone.

Catawba Regional Hospice is now CAROLINA CARING. Still delivering the most needed services to our community, including the free In Our Hearts grief counseling program for those who have lost a loved one due to overdose. Contact the 1-888 number listed, or contact Integrated Care of Greater Hickory's Corey Richardson or Carolina Caring's Rev. Sandy Hood directly for more information or for a referral. No one need suffer alone. You are not alone.

Recovery is too amazing to be boring!!! WAYNE MCMEANS, CSAC-R, NCCPSS, celebrating Belly Button and Recovery Birthdays!!! Integrated Ca-re of Greater Hickory, ICGH Dobson, ICGH Lincolnton, and ICGH Gastonia. 828-322-5915, ext 220.

Recovery is too amazing to be boring!!! WAYNE MCMEANS, CSAC-R, NCCPSS, celebrating Belly Button and Recovery Birthdays!!! Integrated Ca-re of Greater Hickory, ICGH Dobson, ICGH Lincolnton, and ICGH Gastonia. 828-322-5915, ext 220.

This is the week!!! ICGH Lincolnton and Partners will be holding an open house this Thursday, August 29th, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at 1228 North Flint St, Lincolnton, NC. We have secured SAMHSA funding to cover all services for the treatment of opioid use disorders, including counseling, doctor visits, peer supports, drug testing, and needed medications.  Please help us inform Lincoln County, the surrounding communities, as well as other county and state agencies about our open house concerning this funding!!!  PLEASE SHARE. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

This is the week!!! ICGH Lincolnton and Partners will be holding an open house this Thursday, August 29th, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at 1228 North Flint St, Lincolnton, NC. We have secured SAMHSA funding to cover all services for the treatment of opioid use disorders, including counseling, doctor visits, peer supports, drug testing, and needed medications.

Please help us inform Lincoln County, the surrounding communities, as well as other county and state agencies about our open house concerning this funding!!!

PLEASE SHARE. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

James Estes, the Regional Representative for Senator Thom Tillis, met with Integrated Care of Greater Hickory staff and Partners staff to discuss ICGH's new federally funded program for Opioid Treatment in Lincoln and Gaston Counties that offers free care and free medication for the uninsured at either of ICGH's new Lincolnton and Gastonia sites. The group also discussed partnering with Senator Tillis for possible media releases to inform the public about treatment and prevention options in North Carolina, and to fight the stigma around drug addiction that prevents many from seeking treatment. Working together with lawmakers and our elected officials is how Integrated Care is making the communities of North Carolina better. (8/22/19)

James Estes, the Regional Representative for Senator Thom Tillis, met with Integrated Care of Greater Hickory staff and Partners staff to discuss ICGH's new federally funded program for Opioid Treatment in Lincoln and Gaston Counties that offers free care and free medication for the uninsured at either of ICGH's new Lincolnton and Gastonia sites. The group also discussed partnering with Senator Tillis for possible media releases to inform the public about treatment and prevention options in North Carolina, and to fight the stigma around drug addiction that prevents many from seeking treatment. Working together with lawmakers and our elected officials is how Integrated Care is making the communities of North Carolina better. (8/22/19)

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. is proud to throw it's full support behind Tony Wood. He has already done so much to improve Hickory. Not a better candidate for the job can be found. 2019

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. is proud to throw it's full support behind Tony Wood. He has already done so much to improve Hickory. Not a better candidate for the job can be found. 2019

THE Integrated Care of Greater Hickory vs ICGH Lincolnton FANTASY FOOTBALL "DRY" DRAFT: No alcohol, no gambling, Just Fun!!! (Our resident strength and conditioning expert Ryan Gant of ORIGINAL WORKOUT was the commissioner in charge. Ryan has a few slots left for personal training if the rest of our nearly 30 employees don't take them.) 2019

THE Integrated Care of Greater Hickory vs ICGH Lincolnton FANTASY FOOTBALL "DRY" DRAFT: No alcohol, no gambling, Just Fun!!! (Our resident strength and conditioning expert Ryan Gant of ORIGINAL WORKOUT was the commissioner in charge. Ryan has a few slots left for personal training if the rest of our nearly 30 employees don't take them.) 2019

What an honor and a privilege for the CEO and Clinical Director of Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc., to be recognized for his community work and the amazing work we do at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and at our other locations in Gastonia, Lincolnton, and Dobson.

What an honor and a privilege for the CEO and Clinical Director of Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc., to be recognized for his community work and the amazing work we do at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and at our other locations in Gastonia, Lincolnton, and Dobson.

Mr. Tony Wood, a national healthcare recruiter with APB Search, presented one of the most engaging talks that staff and program participants have seen in a while. Many persons in early recovery from drugs, alcoholism or crippling depression face numerous challenges when re-entering the workforce. Tony worked through many of these scenarios, reviewed resumes, cover letters and interview questioning. Tony has been a very active member of our Hickory community for years and will make an excellent member of City Council as he is running for a seat on City Council this November 2019. There is no doubt he is the best person for the job and will win.  Reach Tony at (828) 322-3694 or visit  www.tonywoodforhickory.com  for information about him and his involvement in Hickory. Healthcare professionals seeking to fill position or who are looking for new career opportunities may reach him via email at tony@apbsearch.com  Specialties: Revenue Cycle, Revenue Integrity, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Reimbursement, Billing, Managed Care.

Mr. Tony Wood, a national healthcare recruiter with APB Search, presented one of the most engaging talks that staff and program participants have seen in a while. Many persons in early recovery from drugs, alcoholism or crippling depression face numerous challenges when re-entering the workforce. Tony worked through many of these scenarios, reviewed resumes, cover letters and interview questioning. Tony has been a very active member of our Hickory community for years and will make an excellent member of City Council as he is running for a seat on City Council this November 2019. There is no doubt he is the best person for the job and will win.

Reach Tony at (828) 322-3694 or visit www.tonywoodforhickory.com for information about him and his involvement in Hickory. Healthcare professionals seeking to fill position or who are looking for new career opportunities may reach him via email at tony@apbsearch.com

Specialties: Revenue Cycle, Revenue Integrity, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Reimbursement, Billing, Managed Care.

Ruth Phelps, First Step Domestic Violence Program Director, talks about prevention and healing to staff and participants at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory.

Ruth Phelps, First Step Domestic Violence Program Director, talks about prevention and healing to staff and participants at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory.

Hickory, NC – Local advocate and educator Aaron Kohrs said he will run for Hickory City Schools Board of Education, Ward 6.  “Every child, regardless of which part of town he or she calls home, has the right to a safe, quality public education that best suits their individual needs. As your Ward 6 Board of Education member, I will be persistent in pushing for positive change: reviewing personnel and budgets with laser-focus, advocating innovation in our curriculum and supporting career-technical post-secondary paths like vocational programs or school-partnered work placements,” said Kohrs.  As a school board member, Kohrs understands his job is to guide the direction of the district. His top priority is “creating a school system with competitive programs that prepare learners to be productive, engaged citizens.”  “I know the story of schools today,” said Kohrs. “I have served multiple and diverse school districts as a classroom teacher, substitute teacher (at all nine HPS schools), tutor, book bus assistant, adult mentor, and volunteer. I have seen the challenges teachers and students face in modern public education, and I am passionate about listening to learn common sense solutions that help our community’s children.”  Kohrs is a community advocate and educator. He earned his BA of History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with one year abroad in the United Kingdom, and then went on to University College Cork in Ireland for his MA in International Relations. While in Ireland, he completed a work placement with a PhD School of Education candidate. He serves on Hickory International Council and helps the board to organize educational seminars on global topics. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Unique World Gifts and has organized cause-based events on their behalf. Kohrs supplemented his education as a fall 2018 fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership and is part of the current cohort of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Catawba 2019-2020. He works for Greenway Public Transportation as Mobility Manager.  Kohrs is native to Hickory, enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Local school board elections are November 5, 2019.  ###  CONTACT: Mr. Aaron Kohrs 828-578-2732 (c) Aakohrs121@yahoo.com (e)

Hickory, NC – Local advocate and educator Aaron Kohrs said he will run for Hickory City Schools Board of Education, Ward 6.

“Every child, regardless of which part of town he or she calls home, has the right to a safe, quality public education that best suits their individual needs. As your Ward 6 Board of Education member, I will be persistent in pushing for positive change: reviewing personnel and budgets with laser-focus, advocating innovation in our curriculum and supporting career-technical post-secondary paths like vocational programs or school-partnered work placements,” said Kohrs.

As a school board member, Kohrs understands his job is to guide the direction of the district. His top priority is “creating a school system with competitive programs that prepare learners to be productive, engaged citizens.”

“I know the story of schools today,” said Kohrs. “I have served multiple and diverse school districts as a classroom teacher, substitute teacher (at all nine HPS schools), tutor, book bus assistant, adult mentor, and volunteer. I have seen the challenges teachers and students face in modern public education, and I am passionate about listening to learn common sense solutions that help our community’s children.”

Kohrs is a community advocate and educator. He earned his BA of History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with one year abroad in the United Kingdom, and then went on to University College Cork in Ireland for his MA in International Relations. While in Ireland, he completed a work placement with a PhD School of Education candidate. He serves on Hickory International Council and helps the board to organize educational seminars on global topics. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Unique World Gifts and has organized cause-based events on their behalf. Kohrs supplemented his education as a fall 2018 fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership and is part of the current cohort of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Catawba 2019-2020. He works for Greenway Public Transportation as Mobility Manager.

Kohrs is native to Hickory, enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Local school board elections are November 5, 2019.

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CONTACT:
Mr. Aaron Kohrs
828-578-2732 (c)
Aakohrs121@yahoo.com (e)

ICGH Counselor, Peer Specialist, and Veteran Wayne McMeans, CSAC-R, NCCPSS, and Integrated Care of Greater Hickory’s CEO and Clinical Director Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA, were presenters at the 7th Annual VA Mental Health Summit in Asheville, NC, today. McMeans was the honored key note speaker and opened the forum with his meaningful message of hope as he shared his own recovery story. Dr. Richardson held an intensive workshop for VA mental health services providers on evidence based practice in the treatment of opioid use disorders. Laura Tugman, PhD, Assistant Chief of Mental Health Services at Charles George VA Medical Center has organized this conference for the last 7 years. An interesting side note, Drs. Richardson and Tugman are also childhood friends who grew up together in Boone, NC. All are already looking forward to next year's summit, and have several events and forums planned in the interim. 2019

ICGH Counselor, Peer Specialist, and Veteran Wayne McMeans, CSAC-R, NCCPSS, and Integrated Care of Greater Hickory’s CEO and Clinical Director Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA, were presenters at the 7th Annual VA Mental Health Summit in Asheville, NC, today. McMeans was the honored key note speaker and opened the forum with his meaningful message of hope as he shared his own recovery story. Dr. Richardson held an intensive workshop for VA mental health services providers on evidence based practice in the treatment of opioid use disorders. Laura Tugman, PhD, Assistant Chief of Mental Health Services at Charles George VA Medical Center has organized this conference for the last 7 years. An interesting side note, Drs. Richardson and Tugman are also childhood friends who grew up together in Boone, NC. All are already looking forward to next year's summit, and have several events and forums planned in the interim. 2019

Renee L. Neal, Student Advocacy Response Team (ST.A.R.T.) Director at Catawba Valley Community College presented to staff and program participants the importance of key factors when returning to college and how to succeed. Our programs work diligently with community resources so that our participants reach all of their goals, including returning to school and achieving top notch positions at local companies! Thanks to Ms. Neal and everyone at CVCC for being part of our program. 2019

Renee L. Neal, Student Advocacy Response Team (ST.A.R.T.) Director at Catawba Valley Community College presented to staff and program participants the importance of key factors when returning to college and how to succeed. Our programs work diligently with community resources so that our participants reach all of their goals, including returning to school and achieving top notch positions at local companies! Thanks to Ms. Neal and everyone at CVCC for being part of our program. 2019

Aaron Kohrs is a Hickory native, teacher, community organizer, and executive member of the Greenway Transportation Team. He has held forums to make Hickory's communities better, such as a recent forum that educated the public on factors that affect social mobility of our most vulnerable citizens, particularly the homeless. He has spoken regularly at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory helping many persons in our various programs understand how to better use the local transportation system as they pursue new jobs, go back to school, or just need to get to the grocery store or doctor's office. ICGH supports his election to the Hickory Public Schools Board this coming November. Please vote for Aaron Kohrs. 2019

Aaron Kohrs is a Hickory native, teacher, community organizer, and executive member of the Greenway Transportation Team. He has held forums to make Hickory's communities better, such as a recent forum that educated the public on factors that affect social mobility of our most vulnerable citizens, particularly the homeless. He has spoken regularly at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory helping many persons in our various programs understand how to better use the local transportation system as they pursue new jobs, go back to school, or just need to get to the grocery store or doctor's office. ICGH supports his election to the Hickory Public Schools Board this coming November. Please vote for Aaron Kohrs. 2019

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Wayne McMeans, CSAC-R, participated in the Asbury Intermediate School Outreach. ICGH Lincolnton at 1228 North Flint St. offers various levels of care for clinical depression, trauma, addiction, and other behavioral health problems, including medication assisted treatment, like Suboxone or antidepressant therapy. With day programs, sober living housing, peer support, and other services, ICGH STRIVES TO MAKE LINCOLN COUNTY THE BEST IT CAN BE.  Thanks to Lincolnton and Lincoln County for its continued support and partnership!!!

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Wayne McMeans, CSAC-R, participated in the Asbury Intermediate School Outreach. ICGH Lincolnton at 1228 North Flint St. offers various levels of care for clinical depression, trauma, addiction, and other behavioral health problems, including medication assisted treatment, like Suboxone or antidepressant therapy. With day programs, sober living housing, peer support, and other services, ICGH STRIVES TO MAKE LINCOLN COUNTY THE BEST IT CAN BE.

Thanks to Lincolnton and Lincoln County for its continued support and partnership!!!

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.’s clinical director participated in the 2019 International Doctors in AA's 70th annual conference. What an honor and privilege to be a longstanding member of such an esteemed group of healthcare professionals from around the world. IDAA members lead the addiction treatment and professional monitoring fields in creating national policy and innovating evidence based practices. In 2020, the ICGH director shall present his own primary research on Treatment Readiness for PAs in state monitoring programs in Spokane, WA, at IDAA's annual conference. ICGH not only follows closely the best practice guidelines in treatment of behavioral health disorders, it helps guide research and practice in the North Carolina and nationally.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.’s clinical director participated in the 2019 International Doctors in AA's 70th annual conference. What an honor and privilege to be a longstanding member of such an esteemed group of healthcare professionals from around the world. IDAA members lead the addiction treatment and professional monitoring fields in creating national policy and innovating evidence based practices. In 2020, the ICGH director shall present his own primary research on Treatment Readiness for PAs in state monitoring programs in Spokane, WA, at IDAA's annual conference. ICGH not only follows closely the best practice guidelines in treatment of behavioral health disorders, it helps guide research and practice in the North Carolina and nationally.

Aaron Kohrs of Greenway Transportation presented today to our recovery community important facts and information on how to best use our local bus system. It is much easier and convenient than most people think. For more information, Contact Mr. Kohrs at Email: akohrs@wprta.org or Phone: 828-465-7640. 2019

Aaron Kohrs of Greenway Transportation presented today to our recovery community important facts and information on how to best use our local bus system. It is much easier and convenient than most people think. For more information, Contact Mr. Kohrs at Email: akohrs@wprta.org or Phone: 828-465-7640. 2019

The Scary Fun Season is FAST APPROACHING. Saturday, October 26th, 2019, from 12 noon to 6 pm Integrated Care of Greater Hickory at 425 7th Ave SW, Hickory NC will be hosting its RECOVERY HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULR. Get free tickets on eventbrite for the festivities which shall include Food, Music, Games, Costume Contest, Prizes and More!!  Free Entrance. Recovery-Focused.  Sober Fun & Family Friendly.

The Scary Fun Season is FAST APPROACHING. Saturday, October 26th, 2019, from 12 noon to 6 pm Integrated Care of Greater Hickory at 425 7th Ave SW, Hickory NC will be hosting its RECOVERY HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULR. Get free tickets on eventbrite for the festivities which shall include Food, Music, Games, Costume Contest, Prizes and More!!

Free Entrance. Recovery-Focused.

Sober Fun & Family Friendly.

Depressed? Growing Anxiety? Has life lost purpose? Drugs or alcohol becoming a problem to help cope? Feeling lost?  You don't have to get through this alone.... Call INTEGRATED CARE OF GREATER HICKORY today for help: 828-322-5915, ext 220. HICKORY -LINCOLNTON - GASTONIA - DOBSON LOCATIONS.

Depressed? Growing Anxiety? Has life lost purpose? Drugs or alcohol becoming a problem to help cope? Feeling lost?

You don't have to get through this alone.... Call INTEGRATED CARE OF GREATER HICKORY today for help: 828-322-5915, ext 220. HICKORY -LINCOLNTON - GASTONIA - DOBSON LOCATIONS.

INTEGRATED CARE OF GREATER HICKORY supports Aaron Kohrs for the Hickory School Board. ICGH continues to be an integral part of making Hickory and the surrounding communities the very best they can be.  CONTACT: Mr. Aaron Kohrs 828-578-2732 (c) Aakohrs121@yahoo.com (e)

INTEGRATED CARE OF GREATER HICKORY supports Aaron Kohrs for the Hickory School Board. ICGH continues to be an integral part of making Hickory and the surrounding communities the very best they can be.

CONTACT:
Mr. Aaron Kohrs
828-578-2732 (c)
Aakohrs121@yahoo.com (e)

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory is proud to be working to deliver care to our Veterans. With the VA's new MISSION ACT, it is now easier than ever for our Veterans to get the help they need for drug or alcohol problems and other behavioral health problems, like depression, at our Hickory and Lincolnton offices. Contact our office or 1-833-483-8669 to check eligibility.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory is proud to be working to deliver care to our Veterans. With the VA's new MISSION ACT, it is now easier than ever for our Veterans to get the help they need for drug or alcohol problems and other behavioral health problems, like depression, at our Hickory and Lincolnton offices. Contact our office or 1-833-483-8669 to check eligibility.

ICGH Counselor, Peer Specialist, and Veteran Wayne McMeans, CSAC-R, NCCPSS, and ICGH CEO and Clinical Director Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA, were presenters at the 7th Annual VA Mental Health Summit in Asheville, NC, today. McMeans was the honored key note speaker and opened the forum with his meaningful message of hope as he shared his own recovery story. Dr. Richardson held an intensive workshop for VA mental health services providers on evidence based practice in the treatment of opioid use disorders. Laura Tugman, PhD, Assistant Chief of Mental Health Services at Charles George VA Medical Center has organized this conference for the last 7 years. An interesting side note, Drs. Richardson and Tugman are also childhood friends who grew up together in Boone, NC. All are already looking forward to next year's summit, and have several events and forums planned in the interim.

ICGH Counselor, Peer Specialist, and Veteran Wayne McMeans, CSAC-R, NCCPSS, and ICGH CEO and Clinical Director Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA, were presenters at the 7th Annual VA Mental Health Summit in Asheville, NC, today. McMeans was the honored key note speaker and opened the forum with his meaningful message of hope as he shared his own recovery story. Dr. Richardson held an intensive workshop for VA mental health services providers on evidence based practice in the treatment of opioid use disorders. Laura Tugman, PhD, Assistant Chief of Mental Health Services at Charles George VA Medical Center has organized this conference for the last 7 years. An interesting side note, Drs. Richardson and Tugman are also childhood friends who grew up together in Boone, NC. All are already looking forward to next year's summit, and have several events and forums planned in the interim.

I got a call.   A friend in opioid crisis outreach had a mother in crisis. Her child had overdosed only hours before the call. The mother needed to talk to someone, anyone, about her loss. We did not have anything in the community for this mother. No state agency or non-profit organization had a program in place... and this person didn’t have insurance.    I called this grieving mother, and we spoke at length. After the call, I knew we needed to do something more. The initial shock of the loss. The long process of mourning and healing afterwards...    I reached out to Catawba Regional Hospice and Partners Behavioral Health Management. Our program allows immediate help to anyone who has lost a loved one due to overdose: Call the crisis line at Partners at 1-888-235-HOPE (4673). For follow-up or an appointment for someone to talk to, Call Stacey at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory: (828) 322-5915, ext 220. Or message me through Facebook Messenger.    Insurance is not a requirement for counseling concerning the loss of a loved one due to overdose. Stacey will work with Catawba Regional Hospice to assign an experienced grief and loss counselor. You do not have to travel this road alone...    They are still in our hearts.    Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA    CEO & Clinical Director of Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

I got a call.

A friend in opioid crisis outreach had a mother in crisis. Her child had overdosed only hours before the call. The mother needed to talk to someone, anyone, about her loss. We did not have anything in the community for this mother. No state agency or non-profit organization had a program in place... and this person didn’t have insurance.

I called this grieving mother, and we spoke at length. After the call, I knew we needed to do something more. The initial shock of the loss. The long process of mourning and healing afterwards...

I reached out to Catawba Regional Hospice and Partners Behavioral Health Management. Our program allows immediate help to anyone who has lost a loved one due to overdose: Call the crisis line at Partners at 1-888-235-HOPE (4673). For follow-up or an appointment for someone to talk to, Call Stacey at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory: (828) 322-5915, ext 220. Or message me through Facebook Messenger.

Insurance is not a requirement for counseling concerning the loss of a loved one due to overdose. Stacey will work with Catawba Regional Hospice to assign an experienced grief and loss counselor. You do not have to travel this road alone...

They are still in our hearts.

Corey Richardson, DHSc, MBA

CEO & Clinical Director of Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

Renee L. Neal, Student Advocacy Response Team (ST.A.R.T.) Director at Catawba Valley Community College presented to Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc., staff and program participants the importance of key factors when returning to college and how to succeed. Our programs work diligently with community resources so that our participants reach all of their goals, including returning to school and achieving top notch positions at local companies! Thanks to Ms. Neal and everyone at CVCC for being part of our program.  For more information about available programs, call today 828-322-5915, ext 220.

Renee L. Neal, Student Advocacy Response Team (ST.A.R.T.) Director at Catawba Valley Community College presented to Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc., staff and program participants the importance of key factors when returning to college and how to succeed. Our programs work diligently with community resources so that our participants reach all of their goals, including returning to school and achieving top notch positions at local companies! Thanks to Ms. Neal and everyone at CVCC for being part of our program.

For more information about available programs, call today 828-322-5915, ext 220.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Wayne McMeans, CSAC-R, participated in the Asbury Intermediate School Outreach. ICGH Lincolnton at 1228 North Flint St. offers various levels of care for clinical depression, trauma, addiction, and other behavioral health problems, including medication assisted treatment, like Suboxone or antidepressant therapy. With day programs, sober living housing, peer support, and other services, ICGH STRIVES TO MAKE LINCOLN COUNTY THE BEST IT CAN BE.  Thanks to Lincolnton and Lincoln County for its continued support and partnership!!! For more information, call today: 828-322-5915, ext. 220.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Wayne McMeans, CSAC-R, participated in the Asbury Intermediate School Outreach. ICGH Lincolnton at 1228 North Flint St. offers various levels of care for clinical depression, trauma, addiction, and other behavioral health problems, including medication assisted treatment, like Suboxone or antidepressant therapy. With day programs, sober living housing, peer support, and other services, ICGH STRIVES TO MAKE LINCOLN COUNTY THE BEST IT CAN BE.

Thanks to Lincolnton and Lincoln County for its continued support and partnership!!! For more information, call today: 828-322-5915, ext. 220.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc., clinical director participated in the 2019 International Doctors in AA's 70th annual conference. What an honor and privilege to be a longstanding member of such an esteemed group of healthcare professionals from around the world. IDAA members lead the addiction treatment and professional monitoring fields in creating national policy and innovating evidence based practices. In 2020, the ICGH director shall present his own primary research on Treatment Readiness for PAs in state monitoring programs in Spokane, WA, at IDAA's annual conference. ICGH not only follows closely the best practice guidelines in treatment of behavioral health disorders, it helps guide research and practice in the North Carolina and nationally. ICGH: We deliver only the highest quality care, every day, for addiction treatment and other behavioral health problems. Call today for help: 828-322-5915, ext 220.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc., clinical director participated in the 2019 International Doctors in AA's 70th annual conference. What an honor and privilege to be a longstanding member of such an esteemed group of healthcare professionals from around the world. IDAA members lead the addiction treatment and professional monitoring fields in creating national policy and innovating evidence based practices. In 2020, the ICGH director shall present his own primary research on Treatment Readiness for PAs in state monitoring programs in Spokane, WA, at IDAA's annual conference. ICGH not only follows closely the best practice guidelines in treatment of behavioral health disorders, it helps guide research and practice in the North Carolina and nationally. ICGH: We deliver only the highest quality care, every day, for addiction treatment and other behavioral health problems. Call today for help: 828-322-5915, ext 220.

Aaron Kohrs of Greenway Transportation presented today to our Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, INc., recovery community important facts and information on how to best use our local bus system. It is much easier and convenient than most people think. For more information, Contact Mr. Kohrs at Email: akohrs@wprta.org or Phone: 828-465-7640.

Aaron Kohrs of Greenway Transportation presented today to our Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, INc., recovery community important facts and information on how to best use our local bus system. It is much easier and convenient than most people think. For more information, Contact Mr. Kohrs at Email: akohrs@wprta.org or Phone: 828-465-7640.

Patricia Bunch, LPC, LCAS, is a licensed professional counselor at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory specializing in adult and late adolescent care with particular focus in marriage and family issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Trish’s training includes Cognitive-Behavioral, Systems-Oriented, Person-Centered, and Existential models to get to the core issues and causes of the debilitating symptoms of these diseases, and to better understand to the breakdown of family relationships. Her ICGH office is located in Lincolnton at 1228 North Flint Street. She is by appointment only. Lincolnton is truly blessed to have such an amazing provider of behavioral health services. Call 828-322-5915, ext 220, for an appointment.

Patricia Bunch, LPC, LCAS, is a licensed professional counselor at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory specializing in adult and late adolescent care with particular focus in marriage and family issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Trish’s training includes Cognitive-Behavioral, Systems-Oriented, Person-Centered, and Existential models to get to the core issues and causes of the debilitating symptoms of these diseases, and to better understand to the breakdown of family relationships. Her ICGH office is located in Lincolnton at 1228 North Flint Street. She is by appointment only. Lincolnton is truly blessed to have such an amazing provider of behavioral health services. Call 828-322-5915, ext 220, for an appointment.

For those patients who prefer counseling from a Christian perspective....  Integrated Care of Greater Hickory offers behavioral health services for all creeds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientation or expression, immigration status, disability, or other distinguishing status. We are an all-inclusive healthcare service provider. Here at ICGH, we have seen a great need for a Christian-focused model of care. Our own Licensed Professional Counselor, Audra Kuchenbecker, LPC, has specific training to meet the need of the Christian client, couples, or family. Individuals of faith may be better suited to a Christian counselor and a Christian-focus of care when addressing depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD/trauma, or other severe behavioral health problem. Christian couples and families may benefit from the special training Audra has in her Prepare/Enrich Certification. With this Christian method, committed marital or pre-marital couples gain a deeper understanding of dynamics, personality, stress and strength and growth areas. Also, Christian parents expand their understanding of parenting styles and dynamics while strengthening their own communication.  Please share this to let our community know that special Christian care is available at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. 828-322-5915, ext. 220.

For those patients who prefer counseling from a Christian perspective....

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory offers behavioral health services for all creeds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientation or expression, immigration status, disability, or other distinguishing status. We are an all-inclusive healthcare service provider.
Here at ICGH, we have seen a great need for a Christian-focused model of care. Our own Licensed Professional Counselor, Audra Kuchenbecker, LPC, has specific training to meet the need of the Christian client, couples, or family. Individuals of faith may be better suited to a Christian counselor and a Christian-focus of care when addressing depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD/trauma, or other severe behavioral health problem. Christian couples and families may benefit from the special training Audra has in her Prepare/Enrich Certification. With this Christian method, committed marital or pre-marital couples gain a deeper understanding of dynamics, personality, stress and strength and growth areas. Also, Christian parents expand their understanding of parenting styles and dynamics while strengthening their own communication.

Please share this to let our community know that special Christian care is available at Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc. 828-322-5915, ext. 220.

If you or someone you know is tired of the life addiction has brought you to and the pain is great enough, send us a message at contact@integratedcarehickory.com or call 828-322-5915, ext. 220, are you facing being or becoming homeless? Are you ready to learn a new way to live? We are here to help. Serving the Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston, and surrounding areas. Integrated Care of Greater Hickory’s Recovery starts at Day ONE transitional sober living homes.

If you or someone you know is tired of the life addiction has brought you to and the pain is great enough, send us a message at contact@integratedcarehickory.com or call 828-322-5915, ext. 220, are you facing being or becoming homeless? Are you ready to learn a new way to live? We are here to help. Serving the Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston, and surrounding areas. Integrated Care of Greater Hickory’s Recovery starts at Day ONE transitional sober living homes.

ICGH LINCOLNTON OPEN HOUSE:  August 29th, 2019 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM.  Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and Partners Behavioral Health Management is offering free healthcare services for the treatment of heroin and pain pill addiction, including free generic Suboxone products for those who meet criteria. Please come see our new site, meet our counselors, discuss community challenges, and discuss opportunities including transportation and housing for those enrolled in treatment.  Open to the public and service providers. Refreshments will be provided.  Call today for more information or to schedule an assessment.  Tel: 828-322-5915, ext 220

ICGH LINCOLNTON OPEN HOUSE:
August 29th, 2019 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and Partners Behavioral Health Management is offering free healthcare services for the treatment of heroin and pain pill addiction, including free generic Suboxone products for those who meet criteria. Please come see our new site, meet our counselors, discuss community challenges, and discuss opportunities including transportation and housing for those enrolled in treatment.

Open to the public and service providers. Refreshments will be provided.

Call today for more information or to schedule an assessment.

Tel: 828-322-5915, ext 220

Thanks to Michelle Bernard of LTN for covering our International Overdose Awareness Event 2019 at the courthouse. Thanks to everyone for all the support for our work in Lincolnton NC. @ Lincolnton, North Carolina. ICGH LINCOLNTON, 1228 NORTH FLINT STREET, LINCOLNTON, NC 28092-5239. CALL 828-322-5915, EXT. 220. Recovery Oriented Drug and Alcohol Treatment, as well as Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma.

Thanks to Michelle Bernard of LTN for covering our International Overdose Awareness Event 2019 at the courthouse. Thanks to everyone for all the support for our work in Lincolnton NC. @ Lincolnton, North Carolina. ICGH LINCOLNTON, 1228 NORTH FLINT STREET, LINCOLNTON, NC 28092-5239. CALL 828-322-5915, EXT. 220. Recovery Oriented Drug and Alcohol Treatment, as well as Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma.

This amazing woman. Kathy Vinzant of the United Way Lincoln County. Tirelessly working to improve the lives of every citizen in Lincoln County. She has made a way for ICGH Lincolnton to have a greater impact in the community as we fight the opioid crisis and address drug and alcohol treatment needs through our various Lincoln County programs, which include men's and women's housing, transportation, partial hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, pharmacy services, laboratory services, and regular outpatient counseling and medication therapy for addiction, trauma, depression, and other behavioral health problems.  With Kathy and Senator Ted Alexander (pictured above), we are planning to bring prevention programs to Lincoln County. So, more to come. Prevention is key.  As we say at the United Way, LIVE UNITED. As we say at ICGH, TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER. Join us in the community work we do to improve our communities!!! @ James W Warren Citizens Center, Lincolnon, NC. Call 828-322-5915 for more information.

This amazing woman. Kathy Vinzant of the United Way Lincoln County. Tirelessly working to improve the lives of every citizen in Lincoln County. She has made a way for ICGH Lincolnton to have a greater impact in the community as we fight the opioid crisis and address drug and alcohol treatment needs through our various Lincoln County programs, which include men's and women's housing, transportation, partial hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, pharmacy services, laboratory services, and regular outpatient counseling and medication therapy for addiction, trauma, depression, and other behavioral health problems.

With Kathy and Senator Ted Alexander (pictured above), we are planning to bring prevention programs to Lincoln County. So, more to come. Prevention is key.

As we say at the United Way, LIVE UNITED. As we say at ICGH, TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER. Join us in the community work we do to improve our communities!!! @ James W Warren Citizens Center, Lincolnon, NC. Call 828-322-5915 for more information.

This amazing woman. Kathy Vinzant of the United Way Lincoln County (pictured above). Tirelessly working to improve the lives of every citizen in Lincoln County. She has made a way for ICGH Lincolnton to have a greater impact in the community as we fight the opioid crisis and address drug and alcohol treatment needs through our various Lincoln County programs, which include men's and women's housing, transportation, partial hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, pharmacy services, laboratory services, and regular outpatient counseling and medication therapy for addiction, trauma, depression, and other behavioral health problems.  With Kathy and Senator Ted Alexander, we are planning to bring prevention programs to Lincoln County. So, more to come. Prevention is key.  As we say at the United Way, LIVE UNITED. As we say at ICGH, TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER. Join us in the community work we do to improve our communities!!! @ James W Warren Citizens Center, Lincolnton, NC. Call 828-322-5915 for more information.

This amazing woman. Kathy Vinzant of the United Way Lincoln County (pictured above). Tirelessly working to improve the lives of every citizen in Lincoln County. She has made a way for ICGH Lincolnton to have a greater impact in the community as we fight the opioid crisis and address drug and alcohol treatment needs through our various Lincoln County programs, which include men's and women's housing, transportation, partial hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, pharmacy services, laboratory services, and regular outpatient counseling and medication therapy for addiction, trauma, depression, and other behavioral health problems.

With Kathy and Senator Ted Alexander, we are planning to bring prevention programs to Lincoln County. So, more to come. Prevention is key.

As we say at the United Way, LIVE UNITED. As we say at ICGH, TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER. Join us in the community work we do to improve our communities!!! @ James W Warren Citizens Center, Lincolnton, NC. Call 828-322-5915 for more information.

Great honor for Integrated Care of Greater Hickory to be a long time partner of Project Lazarus and to begin our new 5 year/5 county SAMHSA Partnership for Success Youth Prevention Grant. Fred Brason, President and CEO of Project Lazarus, is an amazing man and visionary who believes that communities are ultimately responsible for their own health and that every drug overdose is preventable. The team assembled includes Karen Brason (not included in the photos), Allison Clonch, Gretchen Summerville, and Jane Casarez. This is a win for Catawba County and the other 4 counties.

Great honor for Integrated Care of Greater Hickory to be a long time partner of Project Lazarus and to begin our new 5 year/5 county SAMHSA Partnership for Success Youth Prevention Grant. Fred Brason, President and CEO of Project Lazarus, is an amazing man and visionary who believes that communities are ultimately responsible for their own health and that every drug overdose is preventable. The team assembled includes Karen Brason (not included in the photos), Allison Clonch, Gretchen Summerville, and Jane Casarez. This is a win for Catawba County and the other 4 counties.

Great honor for Integrated Care of Greater Hickory to be a long time partner of Project Lazarus and to begin our new 5 year/5 county SAMHSA Partnership for Success Youth Prevention Grant. Fred Brason, President and CEO of Project Lazarus, is an amazing man and visionary who believes that communities are ultimately responsible for their own health and that every drug overdose is preventable. The team assembled includes Karen Brason (not included in the photos), Allison Clonch, Gretchen Summerville, and Jane Casarez. This is a win for Catawba County and the other 4 counties.

Great honor for Integrated Care of Greater Hickory to be a long time partner of Project Lazarus and to begin our new 5 year/5 county SAMHSA Partnership for Success Youth Prevention Grant. Fred Brason, President and CEO of Project Lazarus, is an amazing man and visionary who believes that communities are ultimately responsible for their own health and that every drug overdose is preventable. The team assembled includes Karen Brason (not included in the photos), Allison Clonch, Gretchen Summerville, and Jane Casarez. This is a win for Catawba County and the other 4 counties.

What an honor to get a visit today from Nate Cross, Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Affairs at the University of Florida's College of Medicine, my old Alma Mater. We discussed not only the changes we have seen in healthcare, particularly in the treatment of addictions, but we also discussed Integrated Care of Greater Hickory partnering with the UF College of Medicine's PA Program to explore a prevention and early intervention program. Watch here for more to come!! Go GATORS!!!🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊

What an honor to get a visit today from Nate Cross, Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Affairs at the University of Florida's College of Medicine, my old Alma Mater. We discussed not only the changes we have seen in healthcare, particularly in the treatment of addictions, but we also discussed Integrated Care of Greater Hickory partnering with the UF College of Medicine's PA Program to explore a prevention and early intervention program. Watch here for more to come!! Go GATORS!!!🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊

Wow!! Our amazing team of recovery counselors and therapists at ICGH Lincolnton!!! Celebrating Recovery Month with participants! PURPLE IS THE COLOR. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER. Call today 828-322-5915 to learn more!!

Wow!! Our amazing team of recovery counselors and therapists at ICGH Lincolnton!!! Celebrating Recovery Month with participants! PURPLE IS THE COLOR. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER. Call today 828-322-5915 to learn more!!

Such an amazing honor and a privilege to announce that Ruth Trott, the current Client Services & Community Outreach director at Centro Latino Hickory, has agreed to come over to Integrated Care of Greater Hickory full-time as the new site coordinator for our Catawba County prevention position. She is a remarkable woman who has done so much for the Hispanic Community, and for Catawba County in general. She has served on and off on the Centro Latino Board of Directors, client services, after school program, interpretation and translation since 2006 and then 5 years as the non-profit’s director. While she will help ICGH work with other agencies to meet the prevention needs of Catawba County – especially the Hispanic and minority communities and our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community, she will also continue to be out front in the continued good work of Centro Latino. Ruth has for many years demonstrated a consistent track record of progress-driven client services & community outreach in Catawba County. She also has a long-standing record of initiative and innovation, developed and executed strategies which make the new Partnership for Success Youth Prevention grant secured by Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and Project Lazarus a success. We are honored to have her join on Integrated Care team.  Our model is a collective impact/community coalition model... which means WE NEED YOU TO HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!  Please reach out to Ruth at ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­rtrott@integratedcarehickory.com to congratulate her and to offer any of your ideas concerning youth prevention in Catawba County as Integrated Care begins this amazing new chapter of prevention services!!!

Such an amazing honor and a privilege to announce that Ruth Trott, the current Client Services & Community Outreach director at Centro Latino Hickory, has agreed to come over to Integrated Care of Greater Hickory full-time as the new site coordinator for our Catawba County prevention position. She is a remarkable woman who has done so much for the Hispanic Community, and for Catawba County in general. She has served on and off on the Centro Latino Board of Directors, client services, after school program, interpretation and translation since 2006 and then 5 years as the non-profit’s director. While she will help ICGH work with other agencies to meet the prevention needs of Catawba County – especially the Hispanic and minority communities and our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community, she will also continue to be out front in the continued good work of Centro Latino. Ruth has for many years demonstrated a consistent track record of progress-driven client services & community outreach in Catawba County. She also has a long-standing record of initiative and innovation, developed and executed strategies which make the new Partnership for Success Youth Prevention grant secured by Integrated Care of Greater Hickory and Project Lazarus a success. We are honored to have her join on Integrated Care team.

Our model is a collective impact/community coalition model... which means WE NEED YOU TO HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!

Please reach out to Ruth at ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­rtrott@integratedcarehickory.com to congratulate her and to offer any of your ideas concerning youth prevention in Catawba County as Integrated Care begins this amazing new chapter of prevention services!!!

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory is proud to partner with NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Hickory Unit. Special thanks to Ms. Beth P. Mills, MA, LPC, NCC, CRC for inviting ICGH CEO and clinical director to give one of his accredited talks on opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders. Working together - We make our communities better.

Integrated Care of Greater Hickory is proud to partner with NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Hickory Unit. Special thanks to Ms. Beth P. Mills, MA, LPC, NCC, CRC for inviting ICGH CEO and clinical director to give one of his accredited talks on opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders. Working together - We make our communities better.

Such an honor for Integrated Care of Greater Hickory to partner with Jennie Connor and Tammy Dotson of Catawba County United Way. Huge turnout for CCUW's anniversary luncheon. Imagine it!! 75 years and stronger than ever!!

Such an honor for Integrated Care of Greater Hickory to partner with Jennie Connor and Tammy Dotson of Catawba County United Way. Huge turnout for CCUW's anniversary luncheon. Imagine it!! 75 years and stronger than ever!!

Thanks again to our models for the Centro Latino Hickory Fashion Show benefit, and a special thanks to fitness model, nutritionist, and Instagram personality, Mr. Nilton Cunha, for his extra appearance at International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Lincolnton. They took time out of their busy schedules for much needed awareness for our community. @ Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

Thanks again to our models for the Centro Latino Hickory Fashion Show benefit, and a special thanks to fitness model, nutritionist, and Instagram personality, Mr. Nilton Cunha, for his extra appearance at International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Lincolnton. They took time out of their busy schedules for much needed awareness for our community. @ Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

Thanks again to our models for the Centro Latino Hickory Fashion Show benefit, and a special thanks to fitness model, nutritionist, and Instagram personality, Mr. Nilton Cunha, for his extra appearance at International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Lincolnton. They took time out of their busy schedules for much needed awareness for our community. @ Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

Thanks again to our models for the Centro Latino Hickory Fashion Show benefit, and a special thanks to fitness model, nutritionist, and Instagram personality, Mr. Nilton Cunha, for his extra appearance at International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Lincolnton. They took time out of their busy schedules for much needed awareness for our community. @ Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

Thanks again to our models for the Centro Latino Hickory Fashion Show benefit, and a special thanks to fitness model, nutritionist, and Instagram personality, Mr. Nilton Cunha, for his extra appearance at International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Lincolnton. They took time out of their busy schedules for much needed awareness for our community. @ Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

Thanks again to our models for the Centro Latino Hickory Fashion Show benefit, and a special thanks to fitness model, nutritionist, and Instagram personality, Mr. Nilton Cunha, for his extra appearance at International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Lincolnton. They took time out of their busy schedules for much needed awareness for our community. @ Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

Thanks again to our models for the Centro Latino Hickory Fashion Show benefit, and a special thanks to fitness model, nutritionist, and Instagram personality, Mr. Nilton Cunha, for his extra appearance at International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Lincolnton. They took time out of their busy schedules for much needed awareness for our community. @ Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.

Thanks again to our models for the Centro Latino Hickory Fashion Show benefit, and a special thanks to fitness model, nutritionist, and Instagram personality, Mr. Nilton Cunha, for his extra appearance at International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Lincolnton. They took time out of their busy schedules for much needed awareness for our community. @ Integrated Care of Greater Hickory, Inc.