Substance Alternative Clinic (SAC)

Services Provided
The Substance Alternative Clinic (SAC) provides a comprehensive treatment program for persons addicted to heroin or other opioids. Methadone medication is provided along with:
  • Comprehensive medical and nursing care
  • HIV / AIDS testing and education  
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Psychological assessments
  • Social service assistance
  • Vocational and rehabilitation counseling

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.

Methadone Treatment Eligibility
To be eligible for methadone maintenance treatment, your 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.

Make an Appointment
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.

Cost of Services
The clinic accepts Medicaid and private insurances. Fees are determined on a sliding scale basis that takes into account your income and family size.