Methadone/Buprenorphine Treatment: available

The Lithuanian Ministry of Health has introduced three methadone/buprenorphine programs in the biggest cities of the country – Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipeda. Foreign
patients can receive treatment under the same conditions as agreed upon with their home doctor or clinic. Their home prescribers are strongly advised to contact a suitable clinic in Lithuania well in advance of the patient’s prospective date of arrival. They should provide the following information: the patient’s full name and address, address in Lithuania, daily dosages, and the dates of travel, arrival and departure.

Importation of Methadone/Buprenorphine: possible

Patients bringing methadone/buprenorphine into Lithuania for personal use as medication must carry a certificate from their doctor or clinic detailing the total quantity of the medication, daily dosages, the patient’s full name and address, and the dates of travel, arrival and departure. However, a possible change of import regulations is currently under discussion. Therefore, we strongly advise to contact a Lithuanian embassy or consulate well in advance of the intended journey.

Contact Addresses:

Head Medical Care Department
Ministry of Health
Gedimino pr. 27
2682 Vilnius
Phone: +3702 610623
Fax: +3702 224442

Dr. Emilis
Vilnius Narcological Centre
Gerosios Vilties 3
2600 Vilnius
Phone: +3702 237174
Fax: +3702 260019

Dr. Gediminas Cebelis
Kaunas Psychiatric Hospital
Muitines 2
3000 Kaunas
Phone: +3707 227105
Fax: +3707 222408

Dr. Aleksandras Slatvickis
Centre of Dependence Disorders of Klaipeda
Taikos 46
5800 Klaipeda
Phone: +37061 25581
Fax: +37061 25581

Any comments and
additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
Bremer Platz 18-20
48155 Münster
Phone: +49 251-60123 or +49 2571-582765
Fax: +49 251-666580

(This page last revised June 14, 2007)