​STEP gives our clients options for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Stabilization Treatment and Engagement Program (STEP)

STEP is a medication for opioid use disorder program (MOUD) that offers Prevention Point's participants options for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The most commonly prescribed medications in STEP are naltrexone injections and both injectable and oral forms of buprenorphine. Participants typically start by attending weekly appointments, and then incrementally move to a minimum of monthly appointments. 

STEP assists participants with decreasing their opioid use through a holistic approach to recovery. Participants in STEP work with a care manager, engage with a Certified Recovery Specialist, and attend outsourced behavioral/mental health appointments. Care managers and Certified Recovery Specialists are integrated into each appointment. STEP operates from a harm reduction lens, asking how the program can better fit individual recovery needs rather than how individuals can better fit the program. We are a low-barrier program, in that we:

  • Never require ID
  • Do not require insurance at intake
  • Have transportation support available
  • Offer flexible appointment times (clinic operates as first-come, first-serve) 

Clinic Hours at 2913-15 Kensington Ave.:

Monday - Thursday: 9am-3pm

Friday: 12pm-3pm

Please Note:

  • Services are provided in Spanish and English.
  • Anyone scheduled for a first intake appointment must show up one hour before closing or may not be able to seen until the next clinic day.
  • Anyone who shows up for their appointment after clinic hours risks not being seen until the next clinic day.
  • We do not accept private insurance (assistance with switching to Medicaid and/or external referrals to another clinic are available).


Chad Gurdgiel, MSW, LSW, Practice Manager


Mobile Overdose Surge Response Bus

In collaboration with PPP's Behavioral Health Services, STEP also operates a Mobile Overdose Surge Response Bus with Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability (DBHID). Services provided on the bus include: Narcan distribution, overdose reversal trainings, wound care supplies, medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), harm reduction education, and case management. Current locations and times include:

  • Monday: TBD
  • Wednesday: 4th and Lehigh, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

For referrals and day-to-day bus operations, contact Rhonesha at 267-588-1833 or rhonesha@ppponline.org

To schedule interviews or partnership projects with the bus, contact deniseb@ppponline.org