PCSS-MAT provides ongoing mentoring programs aimed at improving providers confidence in treating opioid use disorder. The PCSS-MAT program is designed to assist providers in incorporating the use of medications for prescription opioid addicted patients in their practices. The mentoring program is available, at no cost to providers. PCSS-MAT mentors are a national network of trained providers with expertise in medication-assisted treatment and skilled in clinical education. Mentors provide support by telephone, email, or in person if logistically possible.
PCSS-MAT Mentors are a national network of trained providers with expertise in medication-assisted treatment and addictions, are skilled in clinical education, and who have been selected to participate in the program.
I wanted to compliment…my Mentor. I sent an email to him with a question…and within four hours I had not only his response but the input of four of his peers. This is a great service for those of us who are stretching the edges of what we would otherwise consider ‘comfortable.’
– William Roberts, MD, Medical Director, Northwestern Medical Center Comprehensive Pain Management
This is not a program to offer medical advice about specific patients. Rather, this program is designed for experts to offer general information to clinicians about evidence-based clinical practices in prescribing medications for opioid use disorder. This resource program is one component of a large program of education and mentoring services for providers.