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Substance Alternative Clinic (SAC)

Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program


Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
Bldg K, 1st & 2nd Floors
East Meadow, NY  11554
Phone:  (516) 572-5906
Fax:  (516) 572-6777

Hours of Operation:         

Clinic:  6:00 am – 11:00 am (medication hours)
Office:  6:00 am – 2:45 pm

Director:                               Jayne Greene, FNP
Medical Director:                Paula Young, MD


What services does SAC provide?
The Substance Alternative Clinic (SAC) provides a comprehensive treatment program for persons addicted to heroin or other opioids.  Methadone medication is provided along with individual and group counseling, comprehensive medical care, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, psychological assessments, group therapy, vocational and rehabilitative counseling, nursing and counseling services, social service assistance, HIV/AIDS testing and education.  The program strives not only to be an effective medical treatment for heroin or opioid addiction, but also to improve a client’s health, family relationships, self-esteem, and ability to engage in gainful employment or education.

What makes me eligible for Methadone Treatment?
To be eligible for Methadone Maintenance Treatment, addiction history must be consistent with a minimum of one year heroin or opioid addiction.  You will be asked to verify this history with proof and/or documentation of past treatment.

How to I contact the Clinic?
To contact the clinic and arrange for an appointment, you can call the Intake Coordinator at (516) 572-5801 or the clinic’s administrative office at (516) 572-5906. 

How much will I have to pay?
The clinic accepts Medicaid.  Fees are determined on a sliding scale basis that takes into account your income and family size.