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 Salem 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 Salem 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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Seeking treatment for a heroin or prescription painkiller addiction can be an intimidating experience. However, at Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center, we aim to make the process of beginning treatment as streamlined, productive, and worry-free as possible. Our helpful and dedicated staff works closely with each patient to alleviate any concerns and answer any questions about the treatment we offer. This commitment to quality patient service begins with our admissions process, which can start with a phone call to our center.

When you contact our center, you will be informed of our pre-admissions criteria, which all patients are required to meet in order to receive treatment at Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center. If you meet the below listed criteria, you are eligible to begin your recovery journey with us:

  • You must be age 18 or older
  • You must be opioid dependent for a minimum of one year

If you fit this patient profile, you can schedule an assessment with our staff. It is important for all new patients to be aware of the following information before scheduling an assessment:

  • You will need to show a valid form of identification, which can include a driver’s license, state ID card, or passport.
  • You will need to report to your assessment in a state of withdrawal, not having used heroin or any painkillers for at least 20 to 24 hours. (Note: This policy does not apply to pregnant patients, those who have been discharged from a detox program, or those transferring from another medication assisted treatment program.)
  • You must allow 3 to 4 hours to complete your assessment at our center. We require this window of time in order to complete a thorough assessment of your treatment needs.
  • If you intend to use your insurance, you must bring your insurance card with you.
  • You must be prepared to pay for your intake upfront.

During your assessment, you will complete the following:

  • A physical with one of our physicians
  • A drug test
  • A TB test (unless you can provide documentation that you have taken a TB test within the last two years)
  • A pregnancy test (female patients only)
  • All required paperwork required for admission to our center, which can include a release of information for our staff to coordinate care with other treatment providers if you are receiving another form of treatment elsewhere

Upon completion of your assessment, one of our on-site physicians will determine your admission status and decide if you will be given medication on your first day. It is important to know that all patients do not receive medication on their first day at our centers, as this decision is made on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions about our admissions process, feel free to contact our center. Our helpful team of professionals is available to answer any questions that you may have and can schedule your assessment on a date and at a time that is convenient for you. At Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center, we are here to help you finally break free from the grips of an opioid addiction.