Combating the opioid epidemic

Treatment

If you need medical help now, call 911.

Treatment works

The City can help people get help. The best treatment for opioids is a medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which is twice as successful as other treatments.


Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment combines medications, such as buprenorphine, with counseling and behavioral therapies. Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) works to increase MAT availability across all levels of care.

Medication-assisted treatments include buprenorphine (aka Suboxone), methadone, and naltrexone XR (aka Vivitrol).

To learn more about MAT, visit the DBHIDS website.


Find treatment in Philadelphia

If you, a friend, or a family member is struggling, reach out now. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week — someone is always listening.

If you are uninsured or have Medicaid or Medical Assistance:

  • Call CBH Member Services at (888) 545-2600 anytime to speak to a service rep about getting treatment; or
  • Visit Addiction Services. Treatment slots are available today.

If you have private insurance, call the number on your insurance card.

The card may list the national referral service, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), or another a number for behavioral health (drug and alcohol/substance abuse) services. Call the number provided.


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