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Walk-in clinic opens in Dellwood for mental health and addiction treatment

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DELLWOOD, Mo. – A new walk-in clinic offering help for anyone with a mental health or substance use disorder has opened its doors in Dellwood. 

The Assisted Recovery Centers of America (ARCA) opened its latest clinic on West Florissant Avenue

Aaron Laxton, ARCA’s executive director, said the agency has made a concerted effort to make help accessible in underserved communities.

“Black and Brown communities are disproportionally continuing to die and be impacted by addiction,” he said.

Laxton wants anyone who needs assistance to know that help is available and payment isn’t needed.

State funding, including Medicaid reimbursements, helps cover costs at the facility, according to Laxton.

An ambulatory detox room will also be available to provide help for those who might otherwise be taken to an emergency room. A pharmacy will be located on site. ARCA also launched the first mobile clinic in Missouri last year to make treatment more accessible.  

The clinic is partnering with other agencies to help provide support. Laxton believes ARCA’s efforts are a critical part of saving lives.

“Some days it might be one, some days it might be four. As long as we’re getting people that come in, we’ll count that as success,” Laxton said.

 The Dellwood clinic will be open Tuesday through Saturday every week. In combination with ARCA’s other locations, walk-ins for addiction help will be available in the St. Louis area six days a week.

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