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Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is an effective treatment for people dependent on different types of opioids such as heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl. The therapy involves medications such as Methadone or Suboxone. These medications prevent the effects of withdrawal and reduce cravings for opioids.
OAT is prescribed by a doctor and can be accessed through public service providers, private clinics, and residential or outpatient treatment programs.
Effective February 1, 2019 private clinics can directly bill FNHA for the opioid agonist therapy (OAT) clinic fee costs charged to people in BC with First Nations status. See below for an outline of the processes.
If you are an OAT service provider:
If you are a First Nations person living in BC: