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

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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.

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

Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

The prescription medication Subutex is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opioid dependency. If you are struggling with an addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, or painkillers, Subutex has proven to be effective in treating opioid abuse, as well as a safe option for care in overcoming addiction. When taken as prescribed and alongside the watchful eye of a medical professional in a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex can help reduce drug cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

To determine if Subutex is right for you, you should speak with your physician who can evaluate your treatment needs and health status. He or she can then guide you towards the best form of care for your needs.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes, since Subutex contains buprenorphine, addiction is possible. However, addiction is not probable within a medication assisted treatment program.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

No. If you are taking Subutex, you will not yield a positive result from a standard drug test, only from a specialized test that specifically detects this medication. However, specialized tests are rarely used. Standard tests will be able to detect the presence of other opioids, such as heroin.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The period of time that you could take Subutex is going to depend on the decisions made between you and your physician with regards to your treatment needs. Some patients stay on Subutex for a longer period of time than others.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. When you combine Subutex with specific drugs or medications, you can experience negative side effects that range from mild to severe. Speak with your physician to learn more about possible interactions that you might experience so he or she can offer you more details. In addition, if you are taking Subutex, you should abstain from the use of recreational drugs and alcohol.

You should always make your physician aware of all medications that you are taking prior to beginning a Subutex regimen so that he or she can provide you with ample warnings if necessary.

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

If you decide that Subutex is no longer for you, speak with your physician to begin weaning off the medication as opposed to stopping suddenly. It is common for patients to begin medication assisted treatment with Subutex and then switch to Suboxone for long-term maintenance. However, it is important to make these decisions with your physician.

What is the cost of Subutex Treatment?

All treatment offered at Milwaukee Comprehensive Treatment Centers is individualized for each patient so he or she gets all personal treatment needs met. This includes creating a treatment plan that is specific to those needs. As a result, the cost of care can vary based on a variety of factors. To talk more about your treatment needs and the price of care, contact one of our intake experts today.