Medication-Assisted Treatment

What is MAT?

For decades, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center has been the primary source for substance abuse treatment services for residents in the county.  Its Substance Abuse Program (SAP) has been using methadone to treat opioid addiction since the 1970’s.  Although methadone is highly effective in treating opioid addiction, it provides some barriers to many people, such as needing to attend the clinic on a daily basis for a while.  With the advent of new medications to treat opioid addiction, and insurance companies now paying for these medications, the Health Department has been able to expand its Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT) to include the use of Suboxone (a film taken daily) and Vivitrol (a once a month injection).  Vivitrol is also used to treat alcoholism.  The program has expanded to allow for 200 more patients to be seen by doctors at MAT.

Who Is Eligible?

Adults, 18 years and older, who cannot stop using opioids are eligible to enter this program.

What Is the Cost?

Fees for substance abuse treatment services are based on level of income and number of dependents. A sliding fee schedule based on national poverty levels is available for Lake County residents.


The program is located at 3004 Grand Avenue within the Health Department’s Waukegan campus. The campus is on the north side of Grand, approximately 1/4 mile east of Green Bay Road. Follow driveway to back of campus.


Funding is provided in-part by the Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Contact Us

3004 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 377-8120


8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Monday - Fridays