Fund Provides Assistance for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Healthy Acadia is thrilled to announce the recent launch of its MAT Treatment Fund, which provides financial support for treatment for individuals with no health insurance coverage or who are underinsured and are seeking medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). The Fund, made possible with support from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and by clinical partners across Washington and Hancock counties, covers the cost of counseling at any of the sites included in the region’s Hub and Spokes treatment model, which can be found on Healthy Acadia’s website. The Fund also covers the cost of treatment-related prescription medications at participating pharmacies.
To qualify for assistance through the Fund, patients must be enrolled (or about to enroll) in a medication-assisted treatment program at any one of nineteen participating locations and be under- or uninsured. It is recommended that participants be working with a free Healthy Acadia recovery coach, but this is not a requirement. Learn more about Healthy Acadia’s Recovery Coach program at www.HealthyAcadia.org.
“This program is making such a huge difference for people. It’s truly an honor to be part of it,” says Healthy Acadia’s Penny Guisinger, who coordinates the MAT assistance program. “Cost can be an insurmountable barrier to treatment, and treatment is bringing hope to people with this disorder. It’s been thrilling to see how people thrive once they are provided access to treatment.”
Visit www.HealthyAcadia.org for more information about the MAT Treatment Fund, including a list of participating counseling and treatment locations and an application, or contact Penny Guisinger at 207-255-3741 or by email at Penny@HealthyAcadia.org.
Healthy Acadia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that engages in a broad range of initiatives to build healthier communities and make it easier for people to lead healthy lives across Washington and Hancock counties, Maine. Learn more at www.healthyacadia.org.