• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

Substance Use Disorder

Barton Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Program offers treatment through the Barton Community Health Center to members of the greater Lake Tahoe community experiencing addiction to opioids and other substances. We offer medication, referrals with an addiction psychologist and peer support coaching services in support of recovery.

For patients suffering from opioid use disorder (e.g. addiction to heroin or opioid pills) medications such as Suboxone® (buprenorphine) or naltrexone may be prescribed to assist with recovery. Under the care of our primary care physicians and clinicians, patients will be supported in their recovery regardless of where they are in the process. Whether this is your first or your fifth time seeking treatment, you are welcome here.

If you are interested in discussing treatment options, please call Barton Community Health Center at 530.543.5623 to schedule your first appointment. If you would like to learn more about medication assisted treatment, please contact our Substance Use Navigator at 530.307.1066.

“The treatment isn’t just a prescription, it gives patients the tools they need to successfully manage and potentially quit habit-forming opioids.”
- Dr. Matthew Wonnacott

Our Emergency Department and inpatient services also provide evaluation for and treatment of opioid use disorder for patients experiencing medical emergencies or requiring hospital admission. If you feel you are suffering from a medical emergency related to opioid use, the Barton Emergency Department is open 24 hours.

Lifesaving Naloxone (Narcan)

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids—including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications—when given in time. Naloxone is easy to use and small to carry. There are two forms of naloxone that anyone can use without medical training or authorization: prefilled nasal spray and injectable.

Narcan is available to pick up for free at the following locations:

  • Barton Health
    • Emergency Department lobby: 2170 South Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA (located at the rear of the hospital)
    • Barton Community Health Center: 2202 South Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA
    • Barton Family Medicine: 1090 3rd St., South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless: Office at the Red Lodge, 1137 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
  • El Dorado County Behavioral Health Services: 1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe CA (Monday-Friday)
  • South Lake Tahoe Library: 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA (Monday- Friday)


Barton Health partners with organizations within El Dorado County and California to provide patient-centered treatment services including:



Cal Hospital Compare

Opioid Care Honor Roll

Cal Hospital Compare (CHC) recognized Barton Memorial Hospital on their 2021 Opioid Care Honor Roll with a ‘Superior Performance,’ meaning Barton has implemented advanced, innovative opioid stewardship strategies across multiple service lines, consistently achieving the highest level of performance.

Contact Information

  • MAT Program at Barton Community Health Center, 2201 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Note: The parking entrance is on 3rd Street.
  • 530.543.5623
  • Monday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (No walk-ins.)

Related Services