MAT Clinic Referral Process

The Clinton UCS Healthcare MAT Clinic located at ASAC (New Directions) opens for business Monday, January 6, 2020, and begins welcoming new patients at that time.
Location: 250 20th Avenue North, Suite 300, Clinton (2nd floor, New Directions campus)
Dosing Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am – noon , Sat 8 am – 10 am
Scheduled Nurse Exams: Mon-Fri 12:30-3:30 pm
Clinic phone number: (563) 213-5620

Cedar Rapids UCS Healthcare MAT Clinic located at ASAC
Location: 3601 16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids (Inside West ASAC outpatient office)
Dosing Hours: M-F 7 am – noon , Sat 8 am – 10 am
Physicals: M-F 12:30-3 or by appointment
Clinic phone number: (319) 208-7900

Requirements for MAT at UCS Healthcare Clinics at ASAC:

  • Must become an admitted patient in ASAC treatment services
  • Must have a photo ID prior to receiving medications (does not need to be a driver’s license)

Current ASAC patient referral process:

  • Current patients should speak with their counselor about MAT services and requirements.
  • The patient should bring UCS a copy of their insurance/Medicaid cards and a copy of their photo ID. Photo ID is required prior to receiving medication.
  • The UCS nurse will make appointment with patient for intake physical.

Other individuals currently utilizing MAT and wanting to transfer to UCS or wanting to start MAT:

  • A current substance use assessment is required, indicating appropriateness for MAT. Patients that have had a recent assessment may request to have their referral information from other agencies forwarded via secure email to info@asac.us or by fax to (319) 390-4381. Information to include in the referral should include:
    1. the patient’s full legal name
    2. SS#
    3. DOB
    4. address
    5. phone number
    6. ASAM
    7. insurance information
  • An ASAC Patient Services Representative will call and schedule the patient for an intake appointment. The counselor will review the information and collect any additional information at the first appointment.
  • Patients without a recent assessment will require a new assessment. ASAC’s walk-in assessment times can be found hereThis is the quickest way for patients to initiate care with ASAC, even if they have a previous assessment from another agency as requirements vary from one agency to another.
  • Patient medication dosing history information must be transferred from the previous dosing agency to UCS. Patients can request this documentation directly from their most recent treatment center and provide it either personally to UCS or have the treatment center fax it to (515) 309-0686. Patients will need to sign a release between UCS and the treatment center for the records to be sent directly between agencies. This release can be obtained from either UCS or the previous dosing agency.

UCS Healthcare (formerly known as United Community Services & Franklin Family Practice) delivers comprehensive health care services including medical and behavioral health diagnosis, education, and treatment including therapy, psychiatric services, substance use disorder therapy and medication assisted treatment. UCS Healthcare is based in Des Moines, Iowa, with Medication Assisted Treatment medication units embedded in treatment centers across Iowa. Learn more at www.ucsonline.org.

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