Through a partnership with HIPS and The GW Healing clinic, students have a unique opportunity to learn about Medication Assisted Treatment and to work with patients receiving treatment for addiction at a clinic in Northeast Washington, DC.
Through a partnership with HIPS and The GW Healing clinic, students have a unique opportunity to learn about Medication Assisted Treatment and to work with patients receiving treatment for substance use disorder at a clinic in Northeast Washington, DC.
About Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment utilizes a harm reduction model to empower people struggling with substance use disorders to work toward recovery. At HIPS, physicians prescribe and administer Suboxone, a medication used to aid in suppressing opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Other services available at HIPS:
- Syringe Access and Disposal
- Overdose education and prevention materials such as Naloxone and Fentanyl test kits
- Safer Sex Materials
- Harm Reduction Counseling
- Linkage to Care
- HIPS Clinical Services Department
- Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Clinic (MAT Clinic)
- Infectious Disease Clinic
- Primary Care Clinic
- First Aid and Emergency Response
- Evening Clinic Services
- Behavioral Health Services
- Housing services with behavioral health support
- Legal Clinic
- Shower Facilities with toiletries
- On Site Laundry (Last Wash at 2:30PM)
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms
- Community Lunch (Everyday at 2PM)
- Clothing Closet
- Peer Support Groups
- Behavioral Health Support Groups
- Substance Use Treatment
Contact and Location
HIPS, 906 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
24-Hour Hotline: 1 (800) 676-4477
MAT Clinic Hours
Thursday: 8-10AM; 11AM-4PM
Students from the Medical Doctorate program and the Physician Assistant program receive training in Medication Assisted Treatment and counseling and make a one-year commitment to providing healthcare services for residents of DC seeking treatment for opioid addiction.