Opioid dependence and abuse have increasingly become public health crises in many communities across the country. Communities are challenged to manage the impact: poor health outcomes, increased violence, and spread of communicable diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Health centers can play a role by providing office-based buprenorphine therapy for patients with opioid use disorder.
Important MyNACHC Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual. See https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programrequirements/pdf/healthcentercompliancemanual.pdf