Medication-Assisted Treatment Services
Community-based, primary care, office-based treatment for opioid addiction, integrated with Project HOME’s comprehensive housing and services, is what we call Medication Assisted Treatment PLUS (MAT+). Integrating treatment of opioid use disorder into community-based primary care makes MAT accessible and normalizes this form of treatment in a primary care setting.
Since 2016, we have provided primary care office-based MAT with buprenorphine-naloxone and naltrexone. In 2017, COE support enabled the addition of an MAT case manager and a licensed clinical social worker to the integrated care team and expansion of access to care by establishing a group MAT program. The group format succeeds in supporting patients in reaching their goals of recovery.
Our low barrier MAT+ group model improves access to MAT and primary care, offers the opportunity to recognize and address issues of transportation/housing/food insecurity, and provides peer support from other group members with similar experiences.
As a Center of Excellence for treatment of opioid use disorder, we are a model for other FQHCs for integrated behavioral health in opioid therapy groups in primary care.
Project HOME's Healthcare Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and we are able to provide our services regardless of a person’s ability to pay for the services. In cases where an individual lacks health insurance, we offer a discounted sliding fee program.
Project HOME receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.