At Northeast Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our commitment to quality patient service begins with the admissions process.
To ensure that prospective patients have an efficient and productive intake experience, we ask that you take a moment to carefully review the information on this page.
In order to receive medication–assisted treatment at one of our centers, patients must meet the following criteria:
- Age 18 or older
- Dependent on opioids for at least one year
- Not dependent on alcohol or other narcotics
- No active prescriptions for pain medication or narcotics
Individuals who meet these criteria will be scheduled for an intake appointment. All prospective patients must bring the following items to their intake appointment:
- Valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license, state-issued ID card, or passport
- Documentation of 12-month opioid addiction, such as a medical referral, paperwork from previous treatment, or legal documents
- Cash, money order, or cashier’s check to pay intake fees
- Proof of ability to pay for treatment services
- Insurance card, if patient intends to pay for treatment with insurance
Prospective patients will complete the following during their intake appointment:
- A detailed clinical evaluation
- Drug screen based on a urine specimen
- If patient is currently prescribed non-opioid medications, they will be asked to sign a release of information form so that we can coordinate care with the prescribing physician
After completing the initial intake process, prospective patients will be scheduled to meet with our physician for a final assessment and admittance decision. This appointment will be about three days after the initial intake. If the prospective patient is approved for admittance, they will receive medication. In most cases, patients will also meet with a physician on the day they are admitted.
All comprehensive treatment centers (CTCs) in Region 23 are certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and are able to obtain an approved dip to verify a positive drug screen.
For additional information about any aspect of care at Northeast Pennsylvania CTCs, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all your questions and helping you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.