Is Suboxone treatment a fit for you?
Find out now

How to get a buprenorphine waiver

A buprenorphine waiver is a special licensure that providers have historically needed in order to prescribe Suboxone. To complete the 16-hour training, practitioners can sign up on the SAMHSA website. 

However, many states are beginning to eliminate the waiver process for physicians because most of them have not had the time or interest in getting a special waiver. As a result, this limited the number of providers available to prescribe this life-saving medication. 

Depending on in which state a provider is located, they may no longer need a Suboxone waiver. Interested providers can use the SAMHSA website to inquire as to whether they need a Suboxone waiver to practice in their state. 

Elena Hill, MD, MPH

Elena Hill, MD; MPH received her MD and Masters of Public Health degrees at Tufts Medical School and completed her family medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. She is currently an attending physician at Bronxcare Health Systems in the Bronx, NY where she works as a primary care physician as well as part time in pain management and integrated health. Her clinical interests include underserved health care, chronic pain and integrated/alternative health.

Is Suboxone treatment a fit for you?

Contact us directly to speak with a specialist.

Elena Hill, MD, MPH

Elena Hill, MD; MPH received her MD and Masters of Public Health degrees at Tufts Medical School and completed her family medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. She is currently an attending physician at Bronxcare Health Systems in the Bronx, NY where she works as a primary care physician as well as part time in pain management and integrated health. Her clinical interests include underserved health care, chronic pain and integrated/alternative health.

Bicycle Health Online Suboxone Doctors

Safe, confidential, & affordable treatment for opioid use disorder.
Learn More