In October of 2018, Community Medical Services opened the nation’s first Opioid Treatment on Demand (OTOD) clinic. The concept of this clinic was developed out of necessity to provide access to treatment for clients without time constraints and to facilitate warm handoff referrals from high-risk touchpoints such as hospitals, police, fire departments, emergency medical services (EMS), and jails. Since expanding to a 24/7 model, Community Medical Services has conducted over 2000 intakes outside of normal business hours. More importantly, this framework provided the ability to pioneer community initiatives to support referrals at all hours of the day and access to treatment for those in need.
This session will provide an in-depth analysis around data collected from a year of operations of OTOD and innovative programs developed with place of high rates of opioid encounters. Participants will be provided an understanding of the organizational and staffing needs to conduct an OTOD. They will be able to identify and brainstorm gaps in treatment in their own communities that 24/7 services could support for client referrals and system partner support. These system partners can include hospitals, prisons, jails, police, EMS, fire departments, and state family and children services.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB*
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.