The Doorway

You are not alone. Help is less than an hour away.

The Doorway logo

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is pleased to announce that we are a hub for The Doorway.

Are you or someone you know in need of services that address substance misuse? For many people, addiction is a daily reality. The Doorway is here to help—whether its help for yourself or a loved one—we can connect you to support, services and care that is right for you.

The Doorway at DHMC is part of a statewide initiative to address the growing opioid crisis. DHMC serves as a hub for Western New Hampshire. Walking through the Doorway at DHMC could be the first and most important step that someone takes today.

Anyone in need of help can always call 211

If you or someone you know is experiencing an addiction-related crisis, call 211 now.

211 NH is the connection for New Hampshire residents to the most up-to-date resources they need from specially trained Information and Referral Specialists. 211 NH is available 24 hours, 365 days a year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available. For those outside of New Hampshire, call 1-866-444-4211.

The Doorway is a program that is changing how New Hampshire helps their residents with an opioid use disorder (OUD) or other substance use disorders (SUD). There are nine Doorway locations, including DHMC, providing single points of entry for people seeking help for substance use, whether they need treatment, support, or resources for prevention and awareness. The regional Doorways ensure that help is always less than an hour away. In addition, 24/7 access to services is also available by dialing 211.

The Doorway is designed to make screening, evaluation, and care coordination services more centralized, available, and accessible. The Doorway is a modified "hub and spoke'" model where the Doorways will serve as the "hubs" and work with local providers ("spokes") to implement regional approaches to the opioid crisis.

Doorway at DHMC services include:

  • Care planning
  • Continuous recovery monitoring
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Facilitated referrals
  • Naloxone distribution
  • Screening and crisis stabilization: in person and via telephone

New Hampshire's Doorway program receives funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration—State Opioid Response (SOR) grant and is under the leadership of New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

Jessica believes that loss, despair, and disconnection can keep someone from seeking the help they need. She also believes that each and every person has the strength to recover.
Recovery has taught Alex to find hope and opportunity even in his most challenging moments.

For more information and stories of recovery, please visit the Doorway NH at New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

How to get to the Doorway at DHMC

Directions from DHMC

Group poster for The Doorway

Our address

The Doorway at DHMC
85 Mechanic Street, Suite 3-B1
Lebanon, NH 03766

Google Maps directions

  1. From the DHMC campus head east on Lahaye Drive toward Mt. Support Road for 0.5 miles.
  2. Turn right onto NH-120 S/Hanover St and follow for 2.8 miles.
  3. Turn right onto Mascoma St.and follow for 0.1 miles.
  4. Continue onto Mechanic St. and follow for 0.2 miles.
  5. Turn left into the Rivermill complex.
  6. Bear right into the parking lot.
  7. The Doorway is straight ahead. Follow the directions on the large map outside the building to find us in building B.

See other NH Doorway locations

Other local resources

Residential treatment

14 Church St
Lebanon, NH 03766

Phoenix House
106 Roxbury St
Keene, NH 03431
Toll Free: 888-671-9392
Local: 401-441-6107

14 Holy Cross Road
Franklin, NH 03235
Toll Free: 888-671-9392
Local: 401-441-6107

3 Pierce Rd
Dublin, NH 03444
Toll Free: 888-671-9392
Local: 401-441-6107

Intensive outpatient programs

DHMC Addiction Treatment Program
85 Mechanic Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

14 Church St
Lebanon, NH 03766

Individual therapy

Counseling Associates
Various locations in New London, Newport, Claremont and the Upper Valley

DHMC Addiction Treatment Program
85 Mechanic Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

44 Roberts
Canaan, NH 03741

West Central Behavioral Health
Various locations in Lebanon, Claremont and Newport
Emergency Services 24/7: 1-800-564-2578

Medication-assisted treatment

Better Life Partners
Various locations throughout New Hampshire

DHMC Addiction Treatment Program
85 Mechanic Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Various locations throughout mid and southern New Hampshire
24/7: 1-800-683-8313

Habit Opco Comprehensive Treatment Center
254 Plainfield Road, Unit 4
West Lebanon, NH

Peer support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous
NH Area Assembly
Various locations/meetings in the Sullivan and Grafton County area

The Center for Recovery Resource
109 Pleasant Street
Claremont, NH 03743