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 Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) 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