Mobile treatment services have proven to be an effective way to provide treatment to Coloradans in the rural and frontier parts of the state. The Behavioral Health Administration with $9.9 million from the State Opioid Response grant, is providing six mobile health units specializing in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to improve access to MAT in rural and underserved areas of Colorado. In addition to these six units, mobile treatment options are available through pop-ups where the same services are offered as the units.
Read the evaluation of the first two years of mobile health unit operation here.
What health services are offered?
- Access to a doctor that can prescribe medication for an opioid use disorder
- Naloxone distribution
- Referral to wraparound services
- Syringe disposal (some units)
Who is on board?
- Nurse (LPN or RN)
- Licensed addiction counselor
- Peer recovery coach