Opioid Addiction Clinic

We are one of a few places in Eastern Iowa that provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for addiction to opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain killers. 

MAT is the combination of medications to treat addiction along with counseling and behavioral therapies. Our clinic offers all of these components of the treatment, and our providers will help you decide which combination of treatments is best for you.  

For medication, our providers mainly use buprenorphine, an approved medication to treat opioid addiction that is often referred to by the brand name Suboxone. The medicine blocks cravings and prevents withdrawal symptoms, making it a safe and effective treatment option. Sometimes, naltrexone is prescribed instead for our patients with opioid addiction.  Our providers will work with you to determine which medication is best for you and your specific needs. 

MAT Treatment Has Been Shown to:

  • Lower your risk of relapse
  • Improve well being
  • Increase your ability to fulfill goals, such as maintaining a job 
  • Improve birth outcomes among women who have substance use disorders and are pregnant
  • Decrease the risk of getting HIV or hepatitis C, protecting both yourself and others

How to Get Started

Call 1-319-384-8765  or email co-mat-ia@healthcare.uiowa.edu to get in touch with a member of our clinic staff. A case manager will ask you some questions to help determine whether MAT may be an option for you.


We accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Iowa Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurance that covers care at UI Hospitals & Clinics. A payment plan is available for patients paying cash for services.

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