Specialist Pharmacotherapy Medical Service

The Specialist Pharmacotherapy Service (SPS) clinic supports individuals experiencing opioid use disorder, in combination with other complex needs (e.g. co-occurring mental health difficulties, homelessness).

Individuals seen in this clinic are stabilised on opioid agonist treatments (i.e. methadone or buprenorphine) with addiction specialist oversight and regular review. Clients are transferred out of this SPS clinic to community GP prescribers once they have achieved a period of sustained remission.

Suitable for

Clients with opioid use disorder seeking opioid agonist treatments (i.e. methadone or buprenorphine), and who require specialist support and more frequent review than can be obtained via community GP management.


Church Street, Richmond

Address: 110 Church Street, Richmond

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Phone: (03) 8413 8444

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Carrington Road, Box Hill

Address: Ground Floor, 43 Carrington Road, Box Hill, VIC, 3128

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Phone: (03) 9843 1288 – reception or 1800 778 278 – central intake team  

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Referral requirements

GP referral required. GPs are advised to download the referral form (PDF 320.39 KB) and return this to the fax/email number provided on the form.

Program duration

Variable – determined on case-by-case basis

Waiting period

Varies depending on program and volumes of requests. Referrals are typically seen within two weeks if accepted.