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Our admission counselor will review the inquiry form you have submitted and contact you in your preferred way.  The purpose of this contact is to conduct a basic admission screen and to go over the admission and intake process.  He/she will also talk with you about treatment options based on your long term goals and immediate needs-we want to make sure that we are the right place for you to start your healing journey. 


Once you decide to proceed, the counselor will set up a patient portal account and schedule your intake at the clinic or with the doctor depending on what treatment direction you decide. The counselor will help you log in and access your patient portal and review with you the documents you'll need to complete before your admission appointment.


We are able to schedule clinic intake appointments Monday-Thursday from 5:30am-8:30am.  These appointments take approximately 2 hours.


Telehealth intake appointments are only available for suboxone/subutex and appointment times vary depending on the doctor’s availability.  You must have video conference capability for these appointments.  The admission counselor will talk with you about this option.


About our admission criteria


Methadone and Buprenorphine (suboxone/subutex) are federally regulated controlled substances.  Methadone can only be prescribed and dispensed through a federally certified opioid treatment program (clinic).  Buprenorphine can be prescribed directly by the doctor through the opioid treatment program or private practice. Federal regulation is very specific about what "criteria" must be met to prescribe and dispense methadone or buprenorphine. 


DEA Patient Admission Criteria

(1) An OTP shall maintain current procedures designed to ensure that patients are admitted to maintenance treatment by qualified personnel who have determined, using accepted medical criteria such as those listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), that the person is currently addicted to an opioid drug, and that the person became addicted at least 1 year before admission for treatment. 

(2) Treatment for persons under age 18. A person under 18 years of age is required to have had two documented unsuccessful attempts at short-term medical withdrawal (detoxification) or drug-free treatment within a 12-month period to be eligible for methadone maintenance treatment. No person under 18 years of age may be admitted to maintenance treatment unless a parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult designated by the relevant State authority consents in writing to such treatment.
(3) Treatment admission exceptions. If clinically appropriate, the program physician may waive the requirement of a 1-year history of addiction, for patients released from penal institutions with a documented history of opioid use disorder (within 6 months after release), for pregnant patients (program physician must certify pregnancy), and for previously treated patients (up to 2 years after discharge).


The counselor will talk more with you about this criteria and other options if you don't meet the criteria. 

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