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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 East Wisconsin 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 East Wisconsin 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 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.

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Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Subutex, a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is utilized to treat opioid addiction. If you have become dependent on heroin, morphine, or prescription pain medications, Subutex can be a safe and effective treatment option to help you put your abuse to an end. When taken as prescribed within a medication-assisted treatment program, Subutex can help reduce cravings and stop withdrawal symptoms.

To determine if Subutex is right for you, speak with a treatment provider who can evaluate your needs. This treatment provider can then help decided if Subutex is the best medication for you, as well as talk about treatment options.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. Subutex contains buprenorphine, which can be addictive. It is said that the risk of becoming addicted to buprenorphine is low, however, when it is taken under the watchful eye of a medical professional within a medication-assisted treatment program.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

No. If you are taking Subutex, you will not test positive on a drug test. The tests that are commonly used for drug screening purposes can detect other opioids like heroin, but not buprenorphine, Specialized tests exist that can detect buprenorphine, but they are not commonly used.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The period of time that you remain on Subutex will depend on your needs, and it will be determined by you, your physician, and your counselor. Some people stay on Subutex for long periods of time, while others only take it for a short time.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. When you mix Subutex with other substances, you can experience a variety of different side effects. Depending on the medication that you are mixing Subutex with, your side effects can range from mild to severe. Your physician can help provide you with more details regarding the potential interactions that you can incur based on the medications that you are taking. In addition, those who are taking Subutex should steer clear from using recreational drugs or drinking alcohol.

As with all prescription medications, you should always clear the medications you are taking with your physician before beginning any new medications. By doing this, your physician can help you prevent side effects from occurring.

What if I no longer wish to take Subutex? Can I stop or switch to a different medication?

If you decide to stop taking Subutex, you should work with your physician to safely wean yourself off of this medication as opposed to suddenly stopping your use. In many cases, individuals start their medication-assisted treatment by taking Subutex and then switch to Suboxone for long-term care. However, decisions such as these will be determined by your physician and will be based on your treatment needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

At Valley Health Comprehensive Treatment Center, we provide treatment that is individualized to meet each patient’s unique needs. Part of this personalized care is creating a plan that is customized so that each patient gets what he or she needs from treatment. As a result, costs can vary, as they will depend on a variety of different factors. To talk more about your treatment needs, as well as the potential price you will be paying for medication-assisted treatment, please contact one of our intake experts right now.