It is legal to access Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) via an authorized telemedicine addiction treatment organization, like Bicycle Health.
Numerous telemedicine laws regulate virtual or online treatment, particularly as it applies to controlled substances like buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone). While the rules can vary from state to state, you can use telehealth to facilitate access to addiction treatment services.
A telemedicine visit happens over a virtual online visit. Some states require that your provider be physically located in the same state as you, while others may allow you to see a telehealth provider located in another state. 
Online tools like this one can help you understand telemedicine rules in your state. But in general, know that any provider you connect with via Bicycle Health is legally allowed to treat you.
Why should you log into a virtual appointment when you could see a provider in person? Research suggests that telemedicine can deliver advantages to in-person office visits.
Telemedicine benefits include the opportunity for patients to track their symptoms and how they’re feeling each day, with that information instantly sent to their medical providers, allowing clinicians to provide the highest level of support to patients at the moment.
And further, this type of ongoing tracking and surveying throughout each day allows providers more insight into what might trigger a patient’s cravings, thereby allowing for a more specialized treatment plan.
People living in rural areas once had to travel long distances for opioid use disorder treatment. Now, you can get the care you need at home through telehealth.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of stigma around addiction treatment which sometimes prevents people from seeking care. Virtual appointments allow for more privacy  No one will see your car parked outside of an addiction clinic. This makes care easier for some people.
Virtual health also allows patients to attend online support groups, which adds an extra layer of accountability and community support.
Research suggests that people in telemedicine programs stay in treatment longer than people in standard programs.
Telemedicine treatment for opioid use disorder involves regular videoconferencing visits with medical providers, health coaching, online support groups, and sometimes urine drug screen requirements.
Getting started with telemedicine treatment is quick and easy.
To enroll in a program like the one we offer, you will do the following: