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According to the CDC, nearly 500,000 people died between 1999 and 2019 from drug overdose involving any opioid. There were nearly 50,000 opioid-related deaths in 2019 alone. CDC Source. (please remove text that instructs to open in new tab). As part of Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s mission to provide local access to quality healthcare, we are determined to do our part to help our community in the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic.=
The purpose of our MAT (medication-assisted treatment) program is to offer hope and healing for those in our community who are struggling with opioid use disorder. MAT outpatient programs are designed to treat opioid addiction by offering a multifaceted approach, which usually involves medication and counseling. Our MAT program combines a prescription of an opioid antagonist medication (Suboxone), with the support of regular primary care from your physician, and counseling services customized for each patient’s individual needs.
For more information, please contact the Rural Health Clinic at Southern Inyo Hospital: 760-876-1146. For immediate assistance, please visit the Emergency Room at Southern Inyo Hospital. You can also email the MAT Program and Harm Reduction team at [email protected].

Southern Inyo Healthcare District also supports principles of harm reduction and provides harm reduction resources, like Naloxone and safe-using kits. Please call Steven Dondero, our Patient Navigator and Harm Reduction Specialist, for more information: 661-859-8318.

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