Our team of medical professionals screen individuals interested in treatment for their opioid use disorder to help place them into care. Patients are matched to an appropriate primary care office (preferably your current provider if you have one). Our team of prescribing providers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, and care coordinators then work with patients to collaborate on treatment recommendations.
There are several medication options that our primary care teams may use to treat opioid use disorder. They include:
- Counseling and behavioral modification may be recommended as well. This could be with an integrated behavioral health provider or at a licensed substance use treatment facility based on patient need.
- On-going appointments with a primary care provider to manage health concerns.
- Support from care coordinators to ensure that needs are being met and to identify stressors that can impact care.
In people who develop opioid addiction, their brain has changed in response to opioids and they no longer feel normal or whole unless they continue to use opioids. Medication can assist the brain by reducing the drive to use opioids.
Research shows that using medication to treat opioid addiction under the supervision of a doctor reduces the risk of opioid overdose.
Opioid use disorder is a chronic health condition. Medication is often helpful with managing the symptoms of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or depression. Medication can stabilize patients' health while they work to make behavioral and lifestyle changes to further improve their health.
Most patients can receive outpatient care, meaning that you can go to work and live at home while coming to a primary care office to access treatment.
Many insurances and managed care companies cover the services provided in this program, which include:
- Prescriptions for medication to treat opioid use disorder.
- Primary care visits to meet with provider
- Behavioral health treatment
We have financial assistance available to assist patients in covering the cost of care.