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Contact: Dennis W. Malmer, dennis.malmer@dshs.wa.gov
February 26, 2014
Department of Social and Health Services seeks public comment

Department of Social and Health Services seeks public comment on

proposed Opiate Substitution Treatment Program in Grays Harbor County


OLYMPIA – Evergreen Treatment Services proposes to open an opiate substitution treatment program at 804 Levee St., Hoquiam, to improve access to essential health care for people dependent on opiates in Grays Harbor County and the surrounding areas.


The public is invited to provide DSHS with its comments on the proposal during public hearings in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties on March 20, 2014.  The hearings are scheduled as follows:


Pacific County Courthouse Annex, Commissioners Meeting Room

1216 West Robert Bush Drive, South Bend

Sign-in at 2:45 p.m. and Hearing at:  3 to 4 p.m.


Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services

2109 Sumner Avenue, Aberdeen

Sign-in at 4:45 p.m. and Hearing at:  5 to 6:30 p.m.

The program will provide medication substitution, such as methadone; case management; therapeutic treatment services; and medical oversight. 



Evergreen Treatment Services is pursuing certification with DSHS.  To gain certification an agency must be registered with the Washington State Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy; be licensed by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration; be certified by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Pharmacological Therapies and to be accredited by a federally recognized organization. 


For more information about treatment for opiate dependence, connect to this DSHS online fact sheet.



DSHS does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status or the presence of any physical, sensory or mental disability.