MAT services in Ulster County

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Do you or a loved one struggle with pain pills, heroin, or fentanyl?

We offer whole-person, compassionate care for all our patients, including those struggling with addiction. Our services are offered as part of comprehensive primary medical care and mental health services, so you can get all of the care you need to take control of your health.

Do you or someone you know struggle with opioid pain medication or heroin? We can help.

Each person has a personal path to recovery from opioid use disorder. Treatment with medication can help you begin your recovery, regain your life and place in the community, and improve your relationships with family and friends. People needing more intensive treatment for their substance use are referred to dedicated addiction treatment centers while we continue to provide primary care services.

Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) save lives.

MAT can help you by: • Lowering your risk of relapse • Lowering your risk of overdose death • Improving relationships with others • Putting you on the path to recovery

MAT can help you or your loved one live free of pain pills, heroin and fentanyl. With MAT, your primary care provider will give you a regular dose of a medication called buprenorphine/suboxone that will help you manage the symptoms of withdrawal, like cravings, body aches, anxiety and stomach issues. Thousands of people have used MAT to overcome addiction and take control of their lives. We offer MAT as part of comprehensive primary medical care, so you can get help with all of your primary medical needs in one place.

MAT is available for people aged 18 and older. Services are available in English and Spanish.

How MAT works

If you think MAT might be right for you or your loved one, contact one of our care navigators.

We will connect you with a primary care provider who can talk with you about MAT and your other medical needs. Your Care Navigator will also help you access other services, including counseling, help with getting food or housing, legal help and more.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, you may be able to do some of your appointments through telehealth.


How do I start?

MAT is available at our health centers in the Mid-Hudson region as part of primary medical care services.

The first step is to call one of our MAT Care Navigators, who will help you make your first appointment.

Services are now available through telehealth, where you may be able to do your appointment by video or phone.


Need help paying for MAT?

We are here to help.

The Institute’s mission is to provide affordable health care for all who need it. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance plans. If you do not have health insurance, we can help.

  • We accept many insurance plans, including Medicaid.
  • Our staff can help you get signed up for insurance.
  • We offer sliding-scale fees based on what you can afford.
  • We can help connect you to programs that may help you pay for your medication.

No one is turned away.


Meet our care navigators

Justin Nogue-Lynch 

Call or text Justin at (845) 903-3001, or email to make an appointment.

Taylor Lambertson

Call or text Taylor at (845) 594-8425, or email to make an appointment.

(Please note, our care navigators will respond to you within 48 hours, and are not available on weekends.)

If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 911, or contact Mobile Mental Health. Mobile Mental Health is operated by ACCESS: Supports for Living, between the hours of 10 AM – 10 PM. Call 1-844-277-4820 to connect with a trained counselor when stress, depression or other mental health issues create a personal crisis. Help is only a phone call away. Your call with a trained counselor will be kept confidential. This service is available to all Ulster County residents at NO CHARGE.

For additional resources, please visit Ulster County Substance Use Prevention and Recovery.

Ready to make an appointment?

Call, text, or email Justin or Taylor to schedule an appointment.

We are here to help.

The Institute for Family Health is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Office of Mental Health. Services for opioid use disorder are provided alongside ongoing primary medical care and co-located mental health services, as needed. If you are seeking services for addiction treatment only (without primary medical care), you can find a specialized substance abuse treatment provider licensed by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services by visiting


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