The process of the city of Sequim, Washington for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s proposed medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility is about to begin. Barry Berezowsky, Sequim’s community development director, said he’s scheduled to meet with tribe health services director Brent Simcosky on Oct. 31 for a pre-application meeting regarding the project. The facility, named by the tribe as a Healing Campus, includes a two-phase MAT facility and an inpatient psychiatric evaluation and treatment facility, in a 15,000-square-foot building that could be expanded to about 25,000 square feet. The MAT clinic would dispense daily doses of methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol for opioid-use disorder and receive wrap-around services of primary care, counseling and more at the proposed facility at South Ninth Avenue.
Simcosky previously said the clinic would start with about 20 patients and grow to 250 patients over a few years. Those patients, he said, are self-referred only from Clallam and Jefferson counties.
Source: Sequim Gazette