New addiction treatment center opens in Renton

Overdose deaths see record numbers in King County.

An outpatient addiction treatment clinic and lab claiming to be the largest in King County has opened in Renton after the region recorded a record number of overdose deaths in 2023.

Ideal Option, an outpatient treatment provider for addictions to fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, alcohol and polysubstance abuse, has opened a 13,000-square-foot facility in Renton. The facility combines low-barrier treatment services with what they are calling a “state-of-the-art” laboratory and community resource center.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 650,000 people in the United States lost their lives to drug overdoses between 2012 and 2021. In Washington, the problem is particularly acute, with a sharp increase in fentanyl-related fatalities across the state. According to the medical examiner’s office, King County saw over 1,000 fentanyl overdose deaths in 2023, a 47% increase from the record set in 2022.

The new facility in Renton is Ideal Option’s fourth location in King County. With in-house laboratory services, Ideal Option providers say they can help ensure the treatment plan for each patient is safe and effective, and prescribed medication is being used correctly and consistently.

With a staff of 12 onsite laboratory and toxicology analysts, the lab can process 7,500 patient samples per month, with the capability of increasing to 15,000 samples as the lab grows.

“This new facility will allow us to see up to 75 patients per day and process their lab specimens under the same roof. Anyone who is ready to start recovery with medication-assisted treatment in King County is welcome here,” said April Provost, community outreach coordinator with Ideal Option.

The new outpatient clinic at 500 SW 7th St., Suite 205, in Renton is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Headquartered in Kennewick, Ideal Option was founded in 2012, and claims to have since helped more than 75,000 patients through a network of more than 85 office-based medication-assisted treatment clinics across nine states.