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.

The term "Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)" refers to highly regulated methadone clinics, most of which also provide access to other medication assisted treatment options. OTPs are still the only places with permission to dispense methadone for opioid use disorder treatment. With the expansion of FDA approved options for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), there came a related expansion in the types of clinics that can provide those medications. It is important to note that there are currently 3 FDA approved medicines for treatment of opioid use disorder  which come in a variety of formulas and brands. The generic names of these medications are:methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Buprenorphine and naltrexone can be prescribed, and in some cases, dispensed in (non-OTP) medical clinics by qualified prescribers.

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: 

Additional Providers of medication assisted treatment:

See also theSAMHSA Physician Locator for Buprenorphine