Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

Opioid use disorder treatment is available in a variety of forms. Recovery is possible, and research shows that a combination of medication and treatment counseling offer much more effective results. 

Historically, the phrase "Opioid Treatment Programs" referred to Methadone-specific treatment programs. While the topic is related, the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) funding by the Department is separate from the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) grant from SAMHSA. One of the providers, United Community Services, serves as a provider for both programs. The main difference is that OTP providers utilize Methadone as the medication option for patients, while MAT-PDOA funded providers are tasked with expanding and enhancing the MAT options. Thus, MAT providers select from 5 medication options to serve patients. An additional difference is that the funding for OTPs is renewed yearly, while the MAT grant is a limited 3 year federal grant.

Opioid Treatment Programs serving Iowans include:  (*those marked offer financial assistance)

Central Iowa: 

Eastern Iowa: 

East Central Iowa:

North Central Iowa:

Western Iowa:

North western Iowa: 

MAT-PDOA Funded Treatment Centers (not all are OTPs):

North western Iowa: Jackson Recovery Centers

Central Iowa: United Community Services

East central Iowa: Area Substance Abuse Council

North eastern Iowa: Mercy Turning Point Center

Additional Providers of medication assisted treatment:

See also the SAMHSA Physician Locator for Buprenorphine