“Many of our patients are traveling up to 90 minutes to receive care at our center in Harrisburg. This mobile unit allows us to timely address changing treatment needs and diminish the transportation barrier for our patients living and working in rural areas,” said Greg Swartzentruber, M.D., addiction medicine and emergency medicine, UPMC Harrisburg. “We appreciate the work of the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation to help secure funding for this project and ensuring access for those who need medication-assisted treatment.”
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CAPTION: Dr. Greg Swartzentruber, addiction medicine and emergency medicine specialist, and Theresa Sellers, director, Community Health Initiatives, are part of a clinical team from the Center for Addiction Recovery at UPMC in Central Pa. who will be taking the UPMC mobile unit to underserved rural areas in central Pa., helping to fill gaps in access to addiction treatment.