Sieda Community Action’s Behavioral Health & Treatment Services Unit (Sieda BHTS) has partnered with UCS Healthcare to begin Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) at our Ottumwa office at 310 West Main.
UCS Healthcare, one of the few (MAT) providers in the state of Iowa, has successfully helped hundreds of patients recover from addictions, including opioids and alcohol, through individualized treatment programs offering a combination of medication and counseling. Sieda BHTS and UCS Healthcare will use a variety of medications in their MAT program for treatment of alcohol or opioid use disorder which include Methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol. The belief of both Sieda Community Action and UCS is that medication used in MAT to treat addiction is much like using medication for other illnesses, and the combination of traditional counseling along with MAT creates a greater opportunity for clients to succeed in their long-term recovery.
Reducing the cravings and withdrawal symptoms through MAT allows individuals the ability to lead a more productive life – working, spending time with family and friends, performing the tasks of daily life – while engaging in counseling to address all their needs as they move toward recovery. Sieda BHTS works directly with the MAT clinic and our clients to provide ongoing clinical support.
Brian Dunn, Sieda’s Executive Director, says, “I am very proud of Suzette Van Vark, our director, and all the staff of Behavioral Health and Treatment Services for their work in bringing medication-assisted treatment to our service area. I truly believe this approach will improve outcomes for our clients and create positive results for the families and communities Sieda serves.”
MAT Dosing Hours at 310 West Main, Ottumwa:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Sunday & Major Holidays: Closed
For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact Sieda Community Action Behavioral Health & Treatment Services at 641-683-6747
Sieda Community Action, a private organization established in 1965 as a community action agency, implements a range of services designed to strengthen families, promote child development and help individuals and families with basic needs. Through our programs, individuals in Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, and Wapello counties are better prepared to meet their basic needs. With this strong foundation, individuals and families are more likely to become self-reliant and contribute positively to their families and communities.