The availability of medicine-assisted treatment has increased significantly on the North Olympic Peninsula over recent years. Since 2017 Olympic Medical Physicians in Port Angeles has developed a medicine-assisted treatment program, Nortch Olympic Healthcare Network, also of Port Angeles, started and then expanded its Suboxone program, and new clinics are opening soon. BayMark Health Services, awarded a contract through the Salish Behavioral Health Organization, will open a clinic in Port Angeles later this summer. BayMark is also opening a clinic in Bremerton. BayMark offers Suboxone, Vivitrol and methadone, but primarily distributes methadone.
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is preparing to open a $20 million behavioral health center in Sequim in collaboration with Olympic Medical Center. It will include medicine-assisted treatment for people in both Clallam and Jefferson counties. Construction of the $7.2 million medication-assisted addiction treatment facility will begin in spring 2020 and completed by March 2021, officials said.
Source: Sequim Gazette