Substance Use Disorder / Medication Assisted Treatment

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The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program is available at Center for Family Health – Sycamore , Summit Health Center in Elgin and at Lake Health Center in Hanover Park. GEFCC will be soon be expanding the MAT Program to other locations, including:


Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery.

About the Program
This program is available for any adult (18 years and older) who struggles with an Opioid Use Disorder. Patients can be referred to the MAT Program by their insurance, court system, substance abuse and mental health treatment providers, primary care providers, and self-referred. Through the program, participants will receive Buprenorphine (Suboxone) or Naltrexone (Vivitrol) in combination with Level 1 outpatient behavioral health counseling and group therapy.

Our Sliding Fee Discount is available with this program.

Integrated Services
Our MAT Program is integrated with other essential services, including:
– Primary Health Care
Group and Individual Counseling
– Recovery Support Coaching
– Care Management

You will meet with the MAT Program Coordinator to develop an Individualized Treatment Plan that will help you understand which of the services listed above can benefit you. If you need a service we do not provide, we will link you with other services to meet your needs.


Meet our Team

Greater Elgin Family Care Center’s MAT Team includes the following practitioners:

» Dr. Nabanita Bhowmick, MD
» Claire Brown, MSW, LSW, CADC
» Dr. Nirmala Govinda, MD
» Rebecca Jaster, MSW, LCSW, CADC
» Dr. Salman Khaleeluddin, DO
» Dayna Long, FNP-BC
» Megan Lotesto, FNP-C
» Dr. Cheerag Patel, DO
» Dr. Mark Thompson, MS, MPH, MD

Affordable Medication

Qualified program participants will have access to the 340B Drug Discount Program at participating pharmacies. We will work with you to provide you with the lowest cost of medication possible.

Assessment/Intake Hours: By appointment only.
Convenient group therapy sessions.

For appointments call 847-608-1344