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There is a medical evaluation completed to rule out an emergency situation which consists of:
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No. A referral for insurance is not needed to access Safe Stations.
No. Safe Stations is set up at each of the six fire stations to connect those seeking help to recovery services.
No. There are no clinical providers on site. There is no medication provided during the assessment provided by the fire fighters.
The role of the fire department is to assist those who seek help at Safe Stations. Those who are at the hospital will follow the process set up at the hospital and referral processes that are in place at the hospital.
The time a person is at the recovery facility may vary depending on the type of services they are receiving.
Yes. Safe Stations are open to anyone seeking help with recovery.
On average the process from once arriving at a Safe Station to transport is less than 15 minutes.
There is no fee charged to the person seeking help at the Safe Stations.
The fire department is working in partnership with the New Hampshire Partnership for Successful Living; Keystone Hall and Harbor Homes. After completing the medical assessment at the Safe Station the person is transported to a safe location to meet with a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor. During this assessment a determination is made for services needed.