Written by: Center for Care Innovations

On this webinar, Addiction Treatment Starts Here Coach Joe Sepulveda, MD, discusses how to manage complex clinical scenarios and remote prescribing. Dr. Sepulveda also facilitates a panel discussion on managing virtual group visits, featuring Kylie Timmerman of Chapa De Indian Health, Cheryl Whittle of Fresno New Connections, and Grace Xu of KCS Health Center.


Those who provide MAT services to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  1. By prescribing Suboxone or buprenorphine, you significantly reduce the rate of use, relapse, infectious disease transmission and mortality even in those with co-occurring disorders.
  2. Chapa De Indian Health, Fresno New Connections, and KCS Health Center described the importance of communicating as much as possible with patients when conducting virtual group visits. Their process involves sending written instructions, calling patients prior to the visit to make sure they get acclimated to using the virtual platform, and sending reminders.
  3. Lack of access to Wi-Fi can be a challenge when conducting virtual group visits. To combat this, Chapa-De Indian Health and Fresno New Connections stated they provide their patients with information on local organizations in their communities that provide free Wi-Fi access.

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