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New behavioral health center opens in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – A new multicultural behavioral health center serving children from multicultural backgrounds has opened in Pawtucket. Tides Family Services Inc. and Community Care Alliance...
DOCTOR IS IN: Dr. Francesca Beaudoin works on her computer in an exam room inside CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s new mobile treatment unit for opioid addiction.

1st mobile unit deployed in R.I.’s addiction fight

John Hayes literally has a front-row seat to the widening demographics of opioid addiction. He’s a driver of CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s new mobile clinic, a...

CODAC mobile unit first in U.S. to earn federal approval

CRANSTON – Medication-assisted treatment for people battling opioid addiction is now available through CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s new mobile unit, which CODAC says is the...
GROWING ­CONCERN: Crisis phone screeners Alechi Wali, left, and Lydia Villafana take calls at the state-run BH Link call center in East Providence. The center, which fields calls from people experiencing a mental health or behavioral health need, has seen calls related to the COVID-19 pandemic increase in recent weeks. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Pandemic raises workload for mental health agencies

During the first week of March at the BH Link call center in East Providence, about 3.5% of the roughly 40 calls that came...
IDLE EQUIPMENT: Joan Sousa, XRA Medical Imaging director of operations, stands near one of the imaging machines at the company’s Cranston location. XRA Medical Imaging has seen a big decline in patient volume, which has led to layoffs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Once healthy R.I. companies suddenly facing painful choices

On March 13, XRA Medical Imaging was recruiting radiologists, secretaries and technicians to fill job openings at its Rhode Island locations. Seven days later, things...
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