Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) can help patients recover from serious 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 on their long-term drug and alcohol recovery journey. Pathways partners with UCS Healthcare in Iowa to provide MAT for drug and alcohol recovery. UCS Healthcare provides medication for substance abuse treatment, and Pathways provides mental health counseling services.
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 patients’ needs as they move toward recovery.
To begin MAT clinical services, please call Pathways at 319-235-6571 to start the evaluation process. After completing the evaluation, a physical is scheduled to determine eligibility and provide details to begin the program.
Medication-Assisted Treatment at Alcohol and Drug Detox Unit
Another way to begin the MAT admission process would be for an individual in active withdrawal to enter our detox unit. Call 319-235-6571 to inquire about availability in our 18-bed alcohol and drug detox unit at our Waterloo, Iowa, location. Callers will then be connected to one of the substance abuse counselors to complete an evaluation. This is only offered during regular business hours. The Pathways detox unit is open for walk-ins 24/7 for patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
Insurance and Payment Information for MAT
- Medicaid and Medicare cover MAT medications. Some Medicare patients may be responsible only for their deductible, and while Medicare Advantage plans typically operate the same way, they do not always. There is a chance that patients 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 an available grant called the State Opioid Response (SOR3) grant that may be able to help.
MAT dosing hours at Waterloo (3362 University Avenue) location:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – noon
Saturday: 8 – 10 a.m.
Sunday and major holidays: Closed
MAT physicals at Waterloo (3362 University Avenue) location:
Monday – Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The direct Line to the MAT clinic is 319-429-7909.