Merrimack River Medical Services

Rating: 5.0   (2)

Treatment approach

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Trauma-related counseling

Treatment Options

  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient detoxification
  • Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or vivitrol
  • Regular outpatient treatment


  • Smoking not permitted


  • Adult men
  • Adult women


  • Female
  • Male


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-step faciltitation approach
  • All Clients in Opioid Treatment Program
  • Anger management
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Contingency management/motivational incentive
  • Family Addiction Counseling
  • Group counseling offered
  • Individual counseling offered
  • Marital/couples counseling offered
  • Methadone
  • Methadone clients only
  • Methadone Detoxification
  • Methadone Maintenance
  • Methadone Maintenance for Predetermined Time
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Opioids Detoxification
  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
  • Relapse Prevention
  • SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs
  • Mastercard
  • Medicaid
  • Military insurance
  • Visa

Accepted Insurances

  • Medicaid


Based out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Merrimack River Medical Services is a multi-faceted substance abuse organization with various flexible drug and alcohol addiction treatment options, including Outpatient, Outpatient detoxification, Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or vivitrol, Regular outpatient treatment. In addition to these treatment options, there are drug and alcohol addiction treatment areas of specialization to further help struggling addicts recover effectively. Such areas of specialization include: 12-step faciltitation approach, All Clients in Opioid Treatment Program, Anger management, Brief intervention approach, Contingency management/motivational incentive, Family Addiction Counseling, Group counseling offered, Individual counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Methadone, Methadone clients only, Methadone Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Maintenance for Predetermined Time, Motivational interviewing, Opioids Detoxification, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Relapse Prevention, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program.

Because it's understandable that seeking addiction rehab in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, especially if it's one's first time doing so, can feel like a pretty scary thing. This is why the addiction therapists and counselors at Merrimack River Medical Services do everything in their power to make their patients feel as comfortable as possible, as to ease this initial scary feeling.

Merrimack River Medical Services also takes accepted medical insurances, i.e. Medicaid, and certain payment options upon qualification, such as: American Express, Cash or self-payment, Check, Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs, Mastercard, Medicaid, Military insurance, Visa. Merrimack River Medical Services may be contacted via their website at

Contact Details

+1(603) 436-0448
177 Shatuck WayPortsmouthNew Hampshire  03801

Google Reviews

  5.0   5 months ago


  5.0   11 months ago

This place was/is my saving grace and just about every single employee are very nice!

  5.0   2 years ago

I have been here with my kids a few time and they have done a good job.

  3.0   2 years ago

  5.0   6 years ago

I haven't had to see him very much as I just switched over to Dr. Giorgetti as my primary care. When I first came in, the doctor was dealing with someone who was behaving very irrational and having an emotional outburst. Him and his staff remained calm and professional the whole time. They didn't immediately blow him off and call security or police. They let him flip out and continued to deal with him calmly until he accepted the answer and left on his own. It looked like opiate addiction pill seeking from what I could gather, and the doctor refused to give him another bottle of oxycontin and would only give him a different type of pain management. It's a touchy subject, and I was impressed and how the staff treated him with dignity and respect anyways. I know that having someone display desperate and irrational behavior had to make the staff at least a little nervous, but it didn't show when they were dealing with me. His initial intake was a fairly quick but thorough examination on my body and did a pap smear. My husband and I were in two separate rooms, each with one of our kids. He had the kids leave the room and had one of his nurses entertain them when he did more personal parts of the exam. That was nice, most doctors will not play babysitter. He focused on physical functioning of my body and getting a baseline record for when I come in in the future with something wrong. He filled my birth control and atavan perscription without a problem. The whole thing took maybe 45 minutes.They have the refills already called into the pharmacy before I have to call and request it from them. I've never had an office make things that simple for me! They called me a few weeks later to let me know my bloodwork and pap came back good, most offices I know only call with bad news. This office called promptly with all news, giving me the impression that they will be keeping me involved with all processes in my care of my body. My husband has neglected to dio the fasting bloodwork, so they sent another copy of similar, but less effective tests he can get done non-fasting, which shows they understand schedules get hectic and will work with what works for you to get you the care you need. They have the most range of hours, open 7 days a week, walk-ins are accommodated, lab and pharmacy are on site. How much easier could they make medical care? I'm very pleased with this office right now.

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