The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) allow qualifying physicians (MDs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to obtain a waiver to treat opioid use disorders with Schedule III, IV, and V medications in the outpatient family practice medical setting, with the provision that patients are required to engage in psychosocial counseling or recovery services. One Community Health's Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment (IMAT) program provides in-house substance use counseling services as key part of high-value medical services being provided by IMAT teams.
The One Community Health IMAT program is evidence-based and offers an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that combines biomedical and behavioral health practices in a seamless system that keeps our patients at the center of care. Through an integration of multiple treatment approaches, program philosophies and structured support, we provide comprehensive services to address the whole person, taking special consideration of interconnected nature biological, psychological, social and cultural aspects of recovery.
*The clinical services currently being provided occur as a component of One Community Health’s medical care and does not qualify as specialty substance use treatment but is a facet of an integrated model of care supporting Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opiate Use Disorders. For any patient who requires extended specialty care for higher acuity, inpatient, intensive outpatient, or Dual Diagnosis Treatment, the IMAT team will closely collaborate with other community service providers including Mid-Columbia Center for Living, Wasco County Community Corrections, The Next Door, Compressive Healthcare, and others to provide our patients with individualized services to best meet their needs.