Southern New Hampshire Health Now Is a Doorway Program Provider

 Southern New Hampshire Health Now Is a Doorway Program Provider
Pandemic, Opioid Epidemic Heighten Need for Extensive Addiction Services
May 26, 2020                                                              Suzanne Tammaro, 603-281-8802
                                                                                      Stephanie Brooks, 617-680-2448

Nashua, NH—Southern New Hampshire Health is now a point of entry into The Doorway program, the statewide initiative that provides comprehensive addiction services to residents suffering from a substance use disorder. The program helps to facilitate access to treatment and offers ongoing monitoring as needed.

Loneliness and isolation experienced by many during the COVID-19 pandemic and the current opioid epidemic have given rise to addiction and underscore a greater need for this program.  

There are nine Doorway locations in the state, providing single points of entry for people seeking not only treatment, but also resources for prevention and awareness. Family and friends interested in learning how to help a loved one can also reach out to a Doorway location. Each Doorway is located strategically, ensuring no state resident has to drive more than an hour to reach a location.

Access to services is available 24/7 by calling the 2-1-1 central portal helpline.

Services include screening and evaluation; treatment, including referrals for medication assisted treatment; prevention, including naloxone; crisis stabilization, peer recovery support and resources for long-term recovery, such as housing, evidence-based programs and workforce opportunities.

The program is funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration-State Opioid Response grant.

“Throughout the years, Southern New Hampshire Health has been a leader in providing behavioral health services to our community,” said Colin McHugh, Interim President of Southern New Hampshire Health. We are pleased that now we can extend this commitment to behavioral health by participating in the Doorway program, further helping individuals dealing with substance use issues. Our goal is to support them by connecting them to our community partners and other resources to set them on a path to a strong recovery.” 

The SNHH Doorway, designated the Doorway of Greater Nashua, serves the Greater Nashua area and its team works closely with community partners and first responders to coordinate care. The team is comprised of licensed alcohol and drug counselors, certified peer recovery specialists and others who provide timely evaluations in order to facilitate placement with appropriate levels of care.

Located at 268 Main Street, Nashua, the Doorway of Greater Nashua’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

To learn more about The Doorway program, visit the state site and The Doorway of Greater Nashua’s site.
About Southern New Hampshire Health, a member of SolutionHealth
Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Foundation Medical Partners, and is Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. SNHMC is a 188-bed facility that has two campuses in Nashua.  Foundation Medical Partners is a multi-specialty physician group with more than 300 primary care and specialty care providers. SNHH is committed to improving, maintaining, and preserving the overall health and well-being of individuals living in the greater Nashua area by providing information, education, and access to exceptional health care services. Learn more at

About SolutionHealth
SolutionHealth is a highly coordinated community-based regional health care network founded by Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health. Its purpose is to better serve the health care needs and interests of southern New Hampshire as a region by improving and increasing access, quality, value, and community benefits.

Posted: 5/28/2020