Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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 Northeast Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Northeast Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • This restriction has 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 are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Admissions

Now accepting Medicare! Please call today for more information.

24/7 Appointment Scheduling

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: 

  • 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 CTCsplease 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.