MAT and Harm Reduction Services

Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) and Harm Reduction Services at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers

Philadelphia FIGHT offers the several forms of medications for addiction treatment (MAT). A medical professional will evaluate you to determine which medication, if any, is best for you.

For Opioid Use

  • Suboxone (sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone)
  • We are proud to offer Sublocade, a 30-day depot injection form of Suboxone
  • Vivitrol (injectable controlled-release naltrexone)

For Alcohol Use

  • Vivitrol (injectable controlled-release naltrexone)
  • Antabuse (disulfiram)

For Cocaine Use

  • Topamax (topiramate)

We offer other harm reduction services as well.

  • Narcan (naloxone nasal spray)
  • Fentanyl test strips
  • Connection to and collaboration with external behavioral health/substance use disorder treatment programs
  • Connection to all available internal FIGHT resources, including but not limited to PrEP, Hepatitis C treatment, and Dentistry

Individuals must receive Primary Care services at FIGHT in order to receive our MAT and other harm reduction services. Each new patient will be assigned:

  • A Primary Care Physician, who will attend to your general medical needs
  • An MAT Prescriber, who will evaluate and work with you on determining the appropriate MAT to suit your needs
  • A Behavioral Health Consultant to help guide you through the medication initiation and treatment process

Please call Emily Loscalzo, PsyD, Harm Reduction Program Director, for more information and to begin services with us.

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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.

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