Flex Care is a medication assisted treatment program that provides patients the option to be prescribed buprenorphine from a medical prescriber. Through this program, we pair the medical prescriber with our Opioid Treatment Program services to provide options for more intensive care if the clinical need arises.
Flex Care increases our capacity to treat patients who are challenged to meet the strict travel requirements of an Opioid Treatment Program with a program that helps patients who may respond to a less intensive treatment setting. Flex Care saves patients daily travel for their medications, so they may be better able to work or go to school, take care of themselves, and take care of their families.
Flex Care is currently available at the ETS clinic sites in Olympia and Hoquiam. These clinics serve predominantly rural areas where opioid overdose rates are some of the highest in the state and qualified prescribers of buprenorphine are scarce. We hope to offer Flex Care soon at our Seattle and South King County clinics.