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Washington HCA to expand treatment for opioid patients at new locations

Medically-assisted treatment involves combining the use of medication and counseling to help those with opioid use disorder.

New locations will be opening up across Washington to medically treat opioid patients.

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) will use a $7.6 million federal grant to create new locations capable of medically-assisted treatment (MAT) for those with opioid use disorder.

MAT combines medicinal treatments with counseling and behavioral therapy.

“We are building a treatment network that will help ensure all Washingtonians have access to evidence-based medication-assisted treatment,” said HCA Director Sue Birch. “Treatment, combined with ongoing public education and prevention efforts, will help us overcome this crisis affecting so many of our families and friends.” 

Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced that $30 million of his proposed budget will address the opioid crisis in Washington state. These treatment centers will be a part of his "hub-and-spoke" approach to tackling the issue.

Below is a list of the new locations and the existing services they provide:


  • Peace Health, Vancouver
  • Family Health Center, Okanagan County
  • Swedish Edmonds, Everett
  • Summit Pacific Medical Center, Grays Harbor County
  • Valley Medical Center, south King County
  • Multi-Care Deaconess Hospital, Spokane
  • Klickitat Valley, Klickitat County
  • Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Benton County


  • DESC, Seattle

Syringe exchange

  • Community Psychiatric Clinic, Seattle
  • Capitol Recovery Center, Olympia


  • Benton County Jail
  • Franklin County Jail
  • Jefferson County Jail
  • Kitsap County Jail
  • SCORE Jail, south King County

Fire department

  • Tacoma Fire Department
Credit: Washington State Health Care Authority
The centers will be a part of Inslee's "hub-and-spoke" network for opioid treatment in Washington State.

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