Amherst Suggests 129 Potential Methadone Clinic Sites to Catholic Health

The Town of Amherst has suggested 129 new potential sites for a methadone clinic as alternatives to the controversial 910 Millersport Highway location where Catholic Health wants to provide medication-assisted treatment to patients. But it’s not clear whether any of the alternative locations will meet the system’s needs.

Town Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein said the town included the locations in the map it sent to Catholic Health on Friday. This is the second time Amherst has come up with a map of alternate sites to try to steer the system away from its plan to open the clinic at 910 Millersport, a location opposed by town officials and residents on nearby North Ivyhurst Road.

Catholic Health officials said the first group of 62 locations the town sent in June, many of which were grouped into five general sites, did not fit the system’s criteria for a clinic site.

The system had set a deadline of July 14 for the town to send more sites. Weinstein said 20 of the 129 new sites match Catholic Health’s standards for location, access to public transportation, size and parking.
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