The Seattle STEP Clinic

Rapid access to medications for opioid use disorder

Seattle STEP Clinic is a collaboration between the Hepatitis Education Project (Harm Reduction) and Country Doctor Community Health Centers (Medical). We utilize an evidence-based, low-barrier approach to service delivery that centers on the needs and goals of each client individually and provides wraparound services on-site.

  • Seattle STEP Clinic hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM
  • For new patients, please arrive by 3:30 PM
  • For follow-up patients, please arrive by 4:30 PM
  • Follow-up patients may choose to complete appointments by phone

Information for Clients & Providers

Here is a snapshot of the services Seattle STEP Clinic offers:

  • Prescriptions for buprenorphine (Suboxone) or naltrexone (Vivitrol), generally provided on the first day
  • Insurance enrollment assistance through the WA Healthcare Plan Finder
  • Basic medical care such as treatment of skin infections, urinary tract infections, contraception
  • Drug and Alcohol Evaluation/Assessment
  • Other harm reduction services offered at Hepatitis Education Project

What does low barrier mean?

  • Appointment times are scheduled but flexible; new patients can walk in without calling in advance
  • Prescriptions for buprenorphine are generally provided on the first day
  • Substance use and behavioral health counseling not required in order to obtain medication
  • Urine drug tests showing the use of drugs/substances is not used to deny patients prescriptions
  • Patients are never discharged from the program for missing an appointment