Safe Stations

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Your Gateway to Recovery In Nashua



If you are looking for help, there is a Gateway to Recovery in Nashua. Safe Stations are open 24/7 to those who are seeking treatment and recovery. At Safe Stations a trained firefighter will be able to connect you to help.

The City of Nashua Safe Stations are located at all Nashua Fire Stations.
Or you can call: 603‐594‐3636

Call The NH State Wide Crisis Hotline

Fire Station Locations

Station Address Station Number
Amherst Street
15 Amherst Street
1
Lake Street
177 Lake Street
2
Spit Brook Road
124 Spit Brook Road
3
East Hollis Street
70 East Hollis Street
4
Airport Station
101 Pine Hill Road
5
Conant Road
2 Conant Road
6
Dispatch Center
38 Lake Street
7

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Is there a need for a referral for insurance?
A: No. A referral for insurance is not needed to access Safe Stations.

Q: Is Safe Stations a medical rehab?

A: No. Safe Stations is set up at each of the six fire stations to connect those seeking help to recovery services.

Q: Is medication provided at the Safe Station?

A: No. There are no clinical providers on site. There is no medication provided during the assessment provided by the fire fighters.

Q: Is there a physical given before recovery starts?

A: There is a medical evaluation completed to rule out an emergency situation which consists of:

  • Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respirations, temperature)
  • Mental status
  • Signs or symptoms of infection
  • Signs or symptoms of drug/alcohol withdrawal
  • Signs or symptoms of psychiatric emergency (suicide or homicide)
  • Known use of alcohol or drugs with 2 hours

Q: If a person is at the hospital can the fire department assist in getting them into recovery?
A: The role of the fire department is to assist those who seek help at Safe Stations. Those who are at the hospital will follow the process set up at the hospital and referral processes that are in place at the hospital.

Q: How long will a person be in the recovery facility?

A: The time a person is at the recovery facility may vary depending on the type of services they are receiving.

Q: Can I go to a Safe Station if I don’t live in Nashua?
A: Yes. Safe Stations are open to anyone seeking help with recovery.

Q: How long will the process take?

A: On average the process from once arriving at a Safe Station to transport is less than 15 minutes.

Q: Is there a fee for getting help at a Safe Station?
A: There is no fee charged to the person seeking help at the Safe Stations.

Q: Will going to a Safe Station place me in Residential Treatment facility?

A: The fire department is working in partnership with the New Hampshire Partnership for Successful Living; Keystone Hall and Harbor Homes. After completing the medical assessment at the Safe Station the person is transported to a safe location to meet with a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor. During this assessment a determination is made for services needed.