Darren Vass, ARNP, Joins SalusCare

Darren Vass has joined SalusCare, Inc., as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) treating adults with mental health and substance use issues.

Vass will see patients with appointments at SalusCare’s Ortiz Avenue location at 2789 Ortiz Ave. in Fort Myers

He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a master’s degree in nursing and a post master’s psychiatric certificate.

Vass has 18 years of experience as a nurse practitioner working for various medical groups in neurology and internal medicine. Most recently, he worked as a nurse practitioner in psychiatry for Winnebago County, Wisc., providing care for patients in behavioral health.

He is certified as an ARNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

About SalusCare, Inc.

SalusCare, Inc., is the largest, most comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment program in Southwest Florida, serving 17,000 people per year of all ages from seven locations in Lee County. The non-profit organization offers crisis stabilization, detoxification, outpatient and residential treatment as well as prevention programming and an Employee Assistance Program for about 50 area companies. The majority of programs are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

SalusCare services are not free. Fees are charged on a sliding scale, based on family income. In many cases, private insurance is accepted. SalusCare is a United Way partner agency.

For more information, call 239-275-3222 or visit www.SalusCareFlorida.org.

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