Pathways is partnering with UCS Healthcare to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) at Pathways’ Waterloo (3362 University Avenue) location. UCS Healthcare provides the medication piece of the treatment and Pathways provides the counseling services. MAT can help patients recover from addictions, including opioids or alcohol, through individualized treatment programs offering a combination of medication and counseling. This combination creates a greater opportunity for patients to be successful in their long-term recovery.
In the MAT program a variety of medications are used for alcohol or opioid abuse.
Pathways and UCS believe medication used in MAT to treat addiction is much like using medication for other illnesses. Reducing the cravings and withdrawal symptoms through MAT often allows patients the ability to lead a more productive life – working, spending time with family and friends, performing the tasks of daily life – while engaging in counseling to address the patients’ needs as they move toward recovery.
To begin MAT clinic services, please call Pathways to begin the evaluation process: 319-235-6571. After completing the evaluation process, the client will be scheduled for a physical to determine eligibility and details to begin the program.
Another way to begin the admission process would be to for a client to enter our Detox Unit if they are in active withdrawal. Patients are encouraged to call the Detox Unit at the same number as listed above to be directed to detox to inquire about bed available. This unit is also open for Walk-Ins 24/7 for patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms. From there, they will be connected to a Pathways counselor during Pathways business hours to complete a Substance Abuse Evaluation.
Insurance and Payment:
*MAT medications are covered by Medicaid and Medicare. Some Medicare patients may only be responsible for their deductible, while Medicare Advantage plans typically operate the same way, but they do not always. Thus, there is a chance that they may be liable for copay, coinsurance and deductible.
*Clients with other insurance may reach out to their insurance companies to inquire about specific services and medications.
*If a client does not have insurance and does not qualify for Medicaid, we have a grant that is available called the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant that may be able to help.
MAT Dosing Hours at Waterloo (3362 University Avenue) Location
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday & major holidays: closed
MAT Physicals at Waterloo (3362 University Avenue) Location
Monday – Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.