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 Willamette Valley 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Willamette Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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

Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if methadone is right for me?

Prescribed to offer relief from the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, methadone is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medication with decades of research that attest to its safety and effectiveness. In addition to providing relief from the discomforts of withdrawal, methadone also eliminates cravings for additional opioid use. Because patients who are prescribed this medication will not experience any cognitive impairment, individuals taking methadone are able to take part in daily activities such as work and school without interruption.

By working closely with your healthcare provider, you can determine if methadone is the appropriate medication for you based upon your unique treatment needs. There are other medications available that treat opioid addiction, which is why finding the appropriate fit is extremely important.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Methadone is a controlled substance that does pose a risk for abuse and dependence. However, when methadone is taken as directed and under the guidance of a trained professional, this risk of abuse is extremely low. The medical team at Willamette Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center works closely with patients to monitor the administration of this medication to minimize the risk for abuse.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

The use of methadone will not cause patients to test positive on a drug screen. A specific test is required in order to detect the presence of methadone within a person’s system. However, other opioids and illicit substances will cause a positive result, which is why patients should refrain from using drugs in general.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

Although methadone is safe for long-term use, patients are not required to take this medication for a long period of time. By working closely with your team of medical experts, you will be able to determine the length of time that methadone will benefit you for.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Since dangerous interactions can take place when methadone is combined with other substances, prescriptions, and/or over-the-counter medications, patients who are contemplating utilizing this medication should first discuss potential drug interactions with their physician. Additionally, patients who are prescribed methadone should refrain from using opioids and/or alcohol during the course of treatment due to the extremely dangerous side effects that can take place.

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

Patients who wish to cease their use of methadone should work closely with their treatment team in order to safely wean off of their medication. Because uncomfortable side effects can take place when the use of methadone suddenly stops, the treatment team at Willamette Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center works closely with patients to ensure their safety throughout the weaning process. Once methadone is completely out of an individual’s system, he or she can work closely with his or her treatment providers to determine if transitioning onto a different medication or remaining medication-free works best for his or her individual needs.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

The treatment available through Willamette Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly customized to meet the unique needs of each individual who walks through our doors. Because of this, the final cost of care can vary between patients. To learn more about the treatment options that we offer and the final cost of care based upon your individual needs, please contact Willamette Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center today.