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MATTERS facilitates rapid referrals for individuals with substance use disorder by connecting participating referral sites, receiving treatment organizations, peer support agencies, and pharmacies all into one efficient process.

Watch this 60-second clip to learn about who we are & what we do.

How it works

1. Our referral site partners encounter an individual with substance use disorder.

 

2. MATTERS facilitates a rapid referral, offering medication vouchers, transportation vouchers, and peer referrals to assist individuals in getting to their first clinic appointment.

 

3. Individuals are connected to an outpatient treatment organization of their choice and are seen in as little as 24 hours from their referral!

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Our referral site partners encounter an individual with substance use disorder.
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MATTERS facilitates a rapid referral, offering medication vouchers, transportation vouchers, and peer support referrals to assist individuals in getting to their first clinic appointment.
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Individuals are connected to an outpatient clinic appointment of their choice and are seen in as little as 24 hours from their referral!
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Referral Sites
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250
Treatment Organizations
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14
Test Strips Distributed

The MATTERS Network

Explore our interactive map below to see our current partners. Click on the top right corner of the map for a full-screen view. To edit your map view based on organization-type, click the icon on the top left corner of the map. Contact us to join the network!

MAP LEGEND:

Treatment Organization

Referral Site

Law Enforcement

Private Pharmacy*

Peer Support Agency

Harm Reduction Vending Machine

DOCCS Facility

*Only independently-owned pharmacies are highlighted on the interactive map. Click here to find participating chain pharmacy locations.

Services

We offer various services and resources for individuals and organizations working to address substance use disorder. Explore the resources below and contact us with any questions or concerns.

MATTERS facilitates rapid referrals to outpatient treatment for opioid and substance use disorders. Referrals are submitted online 24/7, 365 days a year by participating referral sites.

Referral Process

Watch the MATTERS team submit a test referral in less than 5 minutes

Join the Network

Contact us to start submitting, receiving, or supporting referrals

MATTERS partners with various telemedicine agencies to provide rapid evaluations and linkage to treatment for individuals with substance use disorder. Individuals may also choose to follow up for care virtually at their time of referral.

Connect to Care Virtually

Visit our treatment page to make an appointment for a virtual evaluation

Image of MATTERS' Director of Telemedicine with a 'play video' icon in the middle. Learn more about MATTERS telemedicine services.

Video: Telemedicine Guide

Learn what to expect for your first telemedicine evaluation

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies used to reduce the negative consequences of any health behavior, including drug use. MATTERS’ harm reduction services include the distribution of free supplies, trainings, and vending machines.

Image of one red and one blue test strip, as well as a naloxone nozzle. Learn more about MATTERS harm reduction services.

Supplies via Direct Mail

Order free supplies such as fentanyl test strips, xylazine test strips, and naloxone

Image of cartoon people: one educator is standing in front of three people, pointing to a chalk board. Learn more about MATTERS harm reduction services.

Trainings and Education

Schedule a training with us and explore our various educational materials

Image of a blue harm reduction vending machine, containing drug testing strips and naloxone units. Learn more about MATTERS harm reduction services.

Vending Machines

Rapid access to drug test strips and naloxone - explore our map to find a machine near you

Image of MATTERS' logo with a 'play video' icon in the middle. Learn more about MATTERS' services.

Video: General Presentation

Watch an introductory presentation on our program

Slideshow Presentation

Access a PDF version of our general onboarding presentation as a resource

Test Strip Instructional Video

MATTERS recently developed a ‘How to Use Drug Test Strips’ video to assist in the utilization of fentanyl and xylazine test strips across our networks. Check out the video below or click here for written instructions.

Contact Us

For any questions or concerns, contact us by filling out the form below. Choose your subject by using the drop down menu below to reach the right team.