Expanding Access to MAT
The SD Department of Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health (DSS) offers providers FREE resources that support Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) capacity building.
Although MAT is considered the best treatment option for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), often there are multiple barriers, including public misconceptions and lack of availability, that make patient access difficult.
Providers can help South Dakotans impacted by OUD get the help they need by:
- Getting educated on the facts about MAT
- Sharing information with OUD patients and their families
- Becoming a resource for other healthcare professionals
- Expanding facility offerings to include MAT
The Division of Behavioral Health can connect providers with clinical experts that have applied experience in the delivery of MAT and supporting continuum of care. If you are interested in learning more about how to expand access to MAT in your community, contact DSS below to request more information and connect with a consultant. Clinical experts are available in-state as well as nationally.
Request FREE information about MAT Available for South Dakota Providers only