Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based practice to help patients with substance use disorder including opioid use disorder. Yet, access is limited particularly in rural counties. In 2020, federal requirements changed to expand providers’ ability to offer MAT in office-based settings. 

Providers who are new to offering MAT often need some additional technical support to get started providing this important evidence-based service. That’s where the Arizona Center for Rural Health’s AzMAT Mentors Program comes in. Their team support new & less experienced MAT providers to get them off the ground or to help them implement more effectively & serve more folks.

Space is still available for less experienced MAT providers interested in collaborating with an experienced MAT provider. Participation is free and is an effective way to build capacity to offer treatment. Visit