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Service Introduction

What are the benefits of MAT for opioid use disorder?

MAT stands for medication-assisted treatment. It helps to suppress symptoms and cravings that often accompany opioid withdrawal. Patients are often able to live a normal life while on this medication.   

Individuals that receive medication as part of their Opioid Use Disorder treatment are 75% less likely to die from a drug overdose than those not receiving medication, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. 

    What medication do you prescribe?

    Our clinic prescribes buprenorphine/naloxone. This medication is approved by the FDA to treat Opioid Use Disorder. It has unique pharmacological properties that help ease the effects of physical dependency to opioids, increase safety in cases of overdose, and lower the potential for misuse.

    Who qualifies for the program?

    If you are 18 years or older and feel you may be addicted to opioids, please make an appointment. Our providers are trained in opioid use disorders and will confirm your eligibility and provide you with a recommended course of action 


    Do you accept my insurance?

    We are contracted with many insurance plans and networks, which are listed on our website under billing.

    Please contact your health plan directly to verify coverage specific to your policy. 

      If I don’t have insurance, or don’t want to bill insurance, how much does MAT cost?

      The initial visit is a bundled fee of $375, which includes your visit, drug screening, pregnancy test (for women) and a comprehensive metabolic panel. All follow up visits are $150 and can be done here in the clinic or from your home using telehealth. 

      What to Expect

      What is included in my initial appointment?

      Our providers have training in treating opioid use disorder. During your initial visit, your provider will ask you a series of questions and consult with you, to build a treatment plan that suits your needs.  

      The visit incudes a set of required tests, including a drug screening, pregnancy test (for women only), and a comprehensive metabolic panel. At the end of your first visit, if qualified, you will receive a prescription to fill at the pharmacy of your choice and instructions for your first dose.  

        How long will I be treated?

        Some patients only require MAT for a short period of time to relieve symptoms of withdrawal and to help with initial recovery, while others lead healthy lives while benefiting from ongoing MAT.  

        After your first visit and labs, you will return in 3-7 days for your first follow up to adjust your medication levels. You will then have a follow up visit weekly until your levels stabilize.  

        Do you offer telehealth services?

        We offer a telehealth option for follow-up visits, allowing you to manage your treatment from the comfort of your home. However, the initial visit must be performed in our clinic and in some cases a provider may instruct you to see us in-person for follow-up visits. We require an appointment for this service 

        Do you offer therapy services?

        As part of your care, we will refer you to trusted therapy services that meet your needs, which may include individual therapy, group sessions and online options. It is not mandatory to see a therapist to enter our program.  

        Check back, as we are continuously improving our services and plan to include therapy in our program in the future.  

        Can I quit the program at any time?

        Yes, we are a partner in your health, but it is always your choice to receive care from Saddleback Family and Urgent Care.  

        When you become our patient, we will provide you with medical care and recommend support to make it easier to recover. We hope you will stick with us! 

        What should I bring to my first visit?

        Come prepared to your first visit by filling out the below assessments and bring with you to your first appointment. 

        MAT Screening Tool

        MAT Program Assessment 


        Will my employer or family member know I am being treated for opioid addiction?

        No. As a high trust certified organization, we uphold stringent protocols to ensure your medical information is private and secure. If you prefer to not go through your insurer, we offer a bundled cash pay option 

        Will I be treated differently than other patients?

        No, you will be seen the same as all other urgent care patients. Saddleback provides a flexible and private way for you to get help.  

        Our staff has training in MAT and provides compassionate care to help patients recover from opioid use disorder, which is a chronic brain condition. In addition, our organization is high trust certified, as we follow the strictest requirements to protect your privacy.  

        Saddleback Family & Urgent Care has been serving the Orange County community for over 30 years and is happy to be your choice for Opioid Addiction Treatment. If you have any questions regarding the process or to set up an appointment, give us a call at (949) 452-7699.

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