Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Springfield Comprehensive Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Springfield Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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How do I know if methadone is right for me?

Methadone is a safe option for the treatment of an opioid addiction. This medication, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in opioid addiction treatment programs after an extensive amount of research proved its effectiveness, helps individuals wean off of opioids like prescription pain medications and heroin. When taken within the confines of a medication assisted treatment program, methadone is capable of curbing cravings for continued use and lessening the intensity of withdrawal symptoms once an individual stops using his or her substance(s) of choice.

If you or someone you care for wants to obtain medication assisted treatment that includes the use of medications to defeat an addiction, speak with a treatment provider to determine if methadone or another medication is the best option for you or your loved one at this time. There are other medications available that might be better suited for you or your loved one, so it is important to go over the pros and cons of starting on methadone prior to actually doing so.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Yes. Methadone is a controlled substance that can lead to dependency if abused. When utilized within a medication assisted treatment program, however, professionals will closely monitor each patient’s use of this medication to prevent him or her from abusing it. In addition, medication assisted treatment programs require patients to come to the center daily to obtain their dose of methadone so that they do not take too much at one time and the risk for abuse can be controlled.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

If an individual is made to take a drug test while on methadone, he or she will not test positive. A drug test will be positive if an individual is abusing other substances like opioids, however it takes a special test to detect methadone.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

The period of time that you spend on methadone will be determined based on your own personal treatment needs. Some individuals will only take methadone for a short while, while others will continually use it for a longer amount of time.

If you or someone you love is looking into a medication assisted treatment program that includes the use of methadone, speak with a provider to determine how long you or your loved one might remain on this medication.

Does methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. If you are taking any prescription medications for physical or psychological reasons, speak with your treatment provider about these medications before you start on methadone. This medication can interact with other medications, which is why it is in your best interest to talk with your provider so he or she can help ensure the safety and effectiveness of all of your medications, including methadone. While taking methadone, it is also critical that you do not abuse other substances or drink alcohol.

What if I no longer wish to take methadone?

Can I stop or switch to a different medication? Some people might take methadone for a short period of time, while others take it for years. Patients can begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms if they stop using methadone suddenly, which means that if you want to stop taking methadone, you should work with your treatment provider to taper off of it safely. In addition, if you desire to start on a different medication after you taper off of methadone, speak with your treatment provider prior to doing so.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

The treatment provided at Springfield Comprehensive Treatment Center is customized to meet the needs of each patient who is obtaining services. Therefore, the cost of treatment can vary based on the method of payment, the medication received, and the services that are incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan.

If you or someone you love wants to learn more about the possible cost of care at Springfield Comprehensive Treatment Center, please reach out and contact one of our skilled intake specialists today.