Boulder Care, a digital health clinic specializing in long-term support and treatment for substance-use disorders, partnered with Thurston County’s Resource Hub to expand options for individuals impacted by the justice system for substance use.
The Resource Hub, located at the Thurston County Courthouse Complex in Olympia, serves as a drop-in resource center.
Since 2020, Boulder Care has provided care to individuals in Washington and offers medication-assisted treatment through an app-based platform. The platform enables participants to engage with clinicians, peer-support specialists and case managers. Boulder Care primarily serves Medicaid patients statewide.
Leah Landon, Thurston County’s Criminal Justice Regional Program manager, said the Resource Hub has had more than 500 visits from those impacted by the justice system since its launch in June of 2022.
“One of the largest reported needs is assessment and treatment,” she said. “Unfortunately, these services often come with long wait times. We are incredibly excited for this partnership as it will allow clients seeking these services to get care and begin treatment more quickly. In addition, Boulder is app-based, meaning people can engage in services from wherever works best for them.”
Boulder Care delivers person-centered, evidence-based virtual care for addiction treatment. The approach involves video visits, messaging and 24/7 phone support, which provides patients with private and secure treatment from their own homes.
Patients work alongside a dedicated team, including an expert clinician who can prescribe FDA-approved medications for addictions. Patients can also work with a certified peer specialist with personal experience and care advocates who handle care navigation and logistical needs.
The Thurston County Resource Hub aims to assist residents in navigating community resources to enhance safety and stability in their lives. Whether individuals require support with behavioral health, employment and education, housing, public benefits, healthcare, legal assistance or any other area, the Resource Hub can connect Thurston County residents with relevant services.
Boulder Care joins a diverse group of partner providers who offer services directly to individuals accessing the Resource Hub, including Northwest Resources, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Family Education and Support Services, Morningside Employment Services, Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services and more.
“As someone who has worked extensively in Thurston County, I am so excited for Boulder to be a part of this innovative new program,” Marshall Glass, Boulder Care’s Washington Partner Success Manager, said in a release. “I have already seen the impact they are having on the lives of so many people, and it’s a privilege to join a cast of incredible community partners.”
For more information, visit www.boulder.care or https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/living-thurston-county/law-and-justice/resource-hub.
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