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Behavioral Health Services Resource Guide

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) has created a list of behavioral health resources to include crisis services and ODMHSAS certified mental health providers, alcohol and drug treatment, community mental health centers, and gambling and eating disorder treatment. In addition, you can access links for the disaster hotline, gambling hotline, suicide prevention, tobacco helpline and veterans crisis line as well as “2-1-1”. Click HERE to access the resources.

OklahomaMAT Webinar Series: Office-Based MAT for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

The OklahomaMAT Project is developing a four-part webinar series that will address questions like:

  • Billing
  • What urine toxicology to use
  • How to offer home initiation of buprenorphine
  • Ways to communicate with patients between visits

As a first step, we want to hear from you! Click HERE to share your thoughts on topics you would like series to cover and preference on day/times that work best for you. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned!

The OklahomaMAT Program Offers Financial Support to Your Practice

To help offset costs with administrative and evaluation activities associated with your practice's participation, the OklahomaMAT program offers financial support to your practice. We previously provided OklahomaMAT providers, who have obtained the buprenorphine waiver, with a data use agreement (DUA) and/or stipend documents (i.e. payment letter and W-9); other OklahomaMAT providers will receive these documents during the summer. Please contact us if you have not received these documents, have an questions, or would like to notify us of pending internal review/approval at: OklahomaMAT@air.org


Welcome to the Oklahoma Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. This project aims to expand access to MAT for persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) by training and supporting rural primary care practices in Oklahoma. Medication-Assisted Treatment is an evidence-based strategy for treating persons with OUD. MAT combines the use of medications with counseling and behavior therapies to provide a whole-patient approach to treatment.

About Oklahoma Rural MAT Expansion

The Problem

Prescription drug overdoses kill nearly two Oklahomans per day. In many rural Oklahoma counties, opioids account for more than half of drug overdose deaths. Oklahoma lacks access to treatment for OUD, particularly in rural areas where there are few primary care providers trained to identify and treat people who are opioid dependent. Many Oklahoma providers are concerned about the devastating effect on their patients and communities. However, many providers also feel overwhelmed at the prospect of offering treatment for OUD in their own practice.

Click here for more information about opioid addiction in Oklahoma.

What We Offer

We offer practical, hands-on assistance to you and your office team through training, case-based consultations with addiction specialists, and mentoring from experienced medication-assisted treatment providers. Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can receive certification and appropriate waivers to treat and manage opioid dependent patients in the office setting. Practices will receive a stipend to facilitate data collection for a planned evaluation of the project.

Find out if your practice is eligible to participate.

Who is offering this program?

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is leading this project in partnership with the state of Oklahoma, the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. This project is supported by grant R18HS025067 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Click here to learn more about partners.

Contact Us

Join Today! To complete our brief eligibility screening form, please visit

Want to learn more about the project? If you'd like to listen to a recording of our informational webinar, entitled "Medication-Assisted Treatment in Rural Oklahoma," please follow this link.Sign up for an informational webinar with the project team and our consulting physicians.

If you have any questions, please contact the AIR team at:
or, Phone: 866-236-4285

This project is supported by grant number R18HS025067 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.