Throughout a tour of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s medicine-assisted cure (MAT) clinic, Brent Simcosky, director of tribal health products and services, reiterated what he advised Sequim city councilors at their most latest conference: the facility won’t see individuals realistically until finally March 2022.
“We’ll tentatively finish construction by the stop of the 12 months,” he reported past week in an interview. “We will not see sufferers immediately due to the fact (crews) have to go in household furniture and employees have to get prepared to occur in.
“We’ll tentatively see clients at the commencing of March.”
Branded the Jamestown Healing Clinic, the 16,806-square-foot facility has remained a divisive talking level in Sequim for additional than two decades. Nonetheless, Simcosky mentioned the clinic’s intent remains the very same because getting announced — to assistance clients with opioid-use problem (OUD) by means of procedure with daily doses of methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol, alongside with wrap-about providers this sort of as dental treatment, counseling and a lot more.
The clinic has faced opposition, in element simply because of its sorts of remedy, site on South Ninth Road at the rear of Costco,
and its size.
“The capacity is 250 to 300 but it’ll be nearer to 200 to 250 patients,” Simcosky stated. “By the finish of the initially year (in procedure) it could be up to about 200.”
But as he and other health and fitness officers testified through hearings for the clinic, about 100 OUD individuals are previously currently being addressed through