11049 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601
We’re located on Warwick Boulevard between Logan Place and Jones Rd — next to the Goodwill
Hours of Operation:
8am to 5pm // Monday through Friday
Fax #: 757.594.0152
The Newport News, VA Wellpath Community Care Center offers Outpatient Programs with an expansive range of addiction services, including:
Laboratory and Pathology
Program Director – Michael Whipple, CSAC, CCJAP, NCACI
Michael Whipple is the Program Director at the Wellpath Community Care Center in Newport News, Virginia. Michael has worked in the addiction field for over 36 years in myriad positions. As a Substance Abuse Manager with the Virginia Department of Corrections, he played an integral role in the development and implementation of substance evidenced based substance use programming. As a component of successful reentry, these programs aided probationers to embrace substance use free living resulting in a reduction of recidivism and criminal behavior.
More recently, serving in the capacity of Program Director for several Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs in Virginia; Michael has seen firsthand the effectiveness of combining medication and cognitive behavioral interventions in a holistic patient centered approach to persons desiring to embrace a lifestyle of recovery. He is intrinsically rewarded each time a patient achieves recovery through completion of treatment. For many patients, Michael understands that recovery, abstinence and obtaining sobriety is the most difficult undertaking in their life.
Michael is certified in Virginia as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Criminal Justice Addictions Professional and Qualified Mental Health Professional. He is a National Certified Addiction Counselor through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals.
Begin your journey to hope and healing.
Addiction is a chronic, treatable disease.
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?
Medication-Assisted Treatment is the use of FDA-approved medications, including Suboxone and Vivitrol, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. A common myth of MAT is that it’s only about the medicine, but it is truly about the combination: Medicine + Counseling = Treatment.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid, alcohol, and tobacco dependence.
Wellpath Community Care Centers provide effective evidence-based MAT programs for individuals who have harmful involvement with substances or mental health needs. Our goal is to improve every patient’s quality of life while promoting behavioral, physical, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental and vocational wellness.