Medications to Treat Addiction (MAT)
Frequently Asked Questions
This program is a focused medical service offering medications for substance use such as buprenorphine and naltrexone. Initial consultation is open to any person wanting the help of medications to change their relationship to substances. After an initial consultation we can continue to see patients and prescribe medications.
Anyone who wants to receive medications and treatment at our Hillsboro site is eligible for the program. They must enroll in treatment to receive medications by completing an assessment with an alcohol and drug counselor. After the initial visits the patient, with support from the medical provider and counselor, will determine the best level of care to help them reach their goals.
Most insurance companies that Fora Health contracts with cover the office visits and medications. There are some medications that insurance doesn’t cover. If you have specific questions about your coverage talk with the program coordinator before starting services.
- Buprenorphine (most common brand names Suboxone and Subutex) for opioid use disorder
- Injectable form of buprenorphine, called Sublocade, not available at this time.
- Naltrexone pills for opioid and alcohol use disorder
- Injectable form of naltrexone, called Vivitrol, may be available: talk with the coordinator.
- Acamprosate (Campral) for alcohol use disorder
- Disulfuram (Antabuse) for alcohol use disorder
- Naloxone (Narcan), the medication that reverses an opioid overdose
We are not legally allowed to prescribe methadone. To get more information, you can contact organizations like CODA (855) 733-2632 or Portland Comprehensive Treatment Centers (844) 241-4157.
Not yet, but very soon! We will be expanding this service to our Cherry Blossom site in fall/winter, 2021.
We do. We assess the patient’s needs and can prescribe Subutex if it is indicated.
We offer services to people with a substance use disorder. If you worried that your use of opioids for pain is getting out of control, we are happy to talk about that and see what could help. If you are interested in buprenorphine for pain management ONLY we are not able to offer this service. A primary care provider may be able to refer you to a pain management clinic or another provider who can offer more pain management options.
There are no FDA approved medications for meth and cocaine use at this time. We are planning to build a program that would include behavioral health therapy and medications for people who use meth and cocaine soon.
Our program prescribes medications for substance use. We are not able to prescribe medications for mental health.
We’d love to have an appointment to discuss your options for medications for substance use, as well as treatment.
We only communicate about your medical treatment when we have a Release of Information permitting us to discuss this care with specific people, except in the case of immediate threat to life (suicidal or homicidal thoughts). We would love to collaborate with your PCP and others on your care team, but do not require this communication to receive care.
Contact our Hillsboro coordinator at 503-535-1151 ext. 1375
We want to keep you on this medication! Please call the program coordinator to get an appointment with a medical provider to discuss options.
At this time we do not have any Black counselors, providers or peer mentors. We would be happy to refer you to programs where you can work with Black or African American team members.
Our Hillsboro program focuses on care for Latinx patients. We have Latinx staff there including front desk staff and our peer mentor and are working to recruit additional Latinx team members. Our medical providers speak Spanish.
We accept most private and public insurance including Medicaid and the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Additionally, there are sliding scale fee options for individuals in need of treatment for whom co-pays and deductibles represent a financial hardship. Fora Health can also help prospective patients eligible for OHP navigate the enrollment process for public insurance. Call us at (503) 535-1151 to verify your insurance, get questions answered and learn more about funding available for special circumstances. Visit Payment Options for a full list of accepted insurance.
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