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Lafayette Medical Approach is a leading Opiate Treatment Program (OTP) in downtown New York — and we’ve been managing our patients’ health for over 40 years. We specialize in treating opioid dependence with proactive, quality treatment in a safe and comfortable environment. At Lafayette Medical Approach, your health is our number one priority, and we make sure to meet all your needs in a timely manner.


As one of the New York area’s most prominent resources for quality opioid dependence treatment, Lafayette Medical Approach specializes in a wide range of services to get patients feeling healthier than ever before. And while we work hard to offer top-of-the-line treatments that help you feel better and get better, we also focus on preventative strategies to ensure you stay better for longer.


Here For You

LMA recognizes that opioid dependence doesn't can happen to the best of us. We treat our patients with the utmost discretion and with the dignity and respect they deserve. No judgement here. We know that the dependent are people too and people make mistakes and those mistakes don't have to dominate your life. We've know that with the proper attitude, treatment works. Time and again we've seen our patients go on to live normal, productive, happy lives. Let us help you realize your full potential. At Lafayette Medical Approach, our friendly and experienced staff will make sure you always feel comfortable and well-informed.


Quality Care


LMA specializes in medication assisted treatment using methadone and buprenorphine. We screen, counsel and develop a treatment plan tailor made for the extent of our patient's addiction. If you’re looking for unparalleled opioid addiction treatment Lafayette Medical Approach is the clinic for you. Our professional team is here to guide our patients and their families every step of the way.

Our Services


It is the mission of Lafayette Medical Approach to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Our goal is to assist individuals with improving their quality of life, by helping to regain control. We are dedicated to improving the lives of our patients that are opioid dependent and suffer from the disease of addiction. Lafayette Medical Approach is a medication assisted program that also provides quality counseling services and group therapy. Lafayette Medical Approach utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach as well as embracing a person-centered model of treatment. Lafayette Medical Approach has been providing services in the SOHO Community over 40 years. We will continue to build partnerships within the community and provide services to individuals that are opioid dependent and suffer from the disease of addiction. Our teams of professionals are dedicated to saving lives and do so with dignity and respect.

Mission Statement


Lafayette Medical Approach has always had one goal: caring for the drug dependent. Our philosophy has been that while dependency is a very serious matter, it doesn't need to dictate one's life. We feel the drug dependent are much more than just that. They are people like the rest of us who have hit a bump in the road but who can go on and live healthy, happy, and productive lives with just a little help. And we are there to help. We treat our clients with the utmost discretion and dignity recognizing that each is a human being with great potential and worthy of respect.

Who We Are
Our Goal


Lafayette Medical Approach is an opiate treatment program (OTP) specializing in methadone treatment for the opioid dependent. We have proudly served the community for the past 40 years.


First and foremost we listen. We get to know our clients...problems and all. We know every client is different and their treatment should reflect their individuality. Together then can we decide on a course of action. We treat our clients with a combination of one on one daily/weekly counseling and pharmaceuticals. Services provided include: Medication, Individual Counseling, Medical Evaluation, Referrals (vocational, educational, mental health, detoxification / rehabilitation). We offer a safe, effective treatment for opioid dependence. Studies prove that individuals in treatment spend less time in prison, hospitals, and tend to live longer than opioid-addicted individuals who are not in treatment. Our treatment team works closely with each client to develop an individual treatment plan with obtainable goals. The staff of Lafayette Medical Approach consists of a diverse group of individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping others.

What We Do


If you or a friend or family member has or might have a drug problem call us or email us. There's no shame in it and it's totally confidential. Our staff will patiently explain your options and guide you in the right direction.

What You Can Do


Lafayette Medical Approach is an Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Lafayette Medical Approach is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a private organization that promotes quality programs for people with disabilities and others in need of rehabilitation.



Lafayette Medical Approach accepts Medicaid/Medicare and many managed care plans.  Please call us at 212-431-6177 for more information

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Mon - Fri:  6:00am - 3:30pm
Sat:              8:00am - 12:00pm​

Sun:             Closed


Mon - Fri:  6:30am - 3:00pm

Sat:              8:00am - 12:00pm

Sun:             Closed

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233 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012, USA
(212) 431-6177
(212) 966-7160 fax

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