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 Allied Health Services of Medford 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 Allied Health Services of Medford.

  • 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

Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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Proudly serving the Medford, Oregon community, our Methadone clinic provides adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

Methadone is considered the safest option for the treatment of opioid addiction. This prescription medication is used in medication-assisted treatment programs, and have even received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Extensive research has shown that the use of methadone is effective in helping individuals recover from morphine, heroin, and prescription painkiller addictions. When taken as part of a medication-assisted treatment program, methadone can stop cravings and withdrawal symptoms once an individual stops abusing opioids.

If you or someone you love desires to participate in medication-assisted treatment that uses methadone, speak with your treatment provider to decide if methadone is the correct form of care for you or your loved one. Know that there are additional options of care when it comes to medication-assisted treatment, so it is critical that you and your provider work to determine if methadone is the appropriate treatment for you.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

As a controlled substance, methadone is a medication that holds a risk for abuse and dependency. Within the safety of a medication-assisted treatment program, however, individuals will be paired with experienced and educated professionals who will offer supervision and monitoring of his or her methadone use. In addition, medication-assisted treatment programs make it so individuals must come to the center to obtain their daily dose of methadone, which helps reduce the likelihood of abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

If an individual is made to take a drug screen while on methadone, he or she will not test positive, unless he or she is abusing other opioids or additional substances. Some specialized tests can detect methadone, but they are uncommon.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The period of time that an individual will continue to use methadone will depend on his or her own personal needs. While some individuals only take methadone for a short period of time, others use it much longer.

If you or someone you love is looking into a medication-assisted treatment program that utilizes methadone, talk with your provider about how long you or your loved one might be taking this medication.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

An individual should always inform his or her doctor if he or she is taking other medications for any physical or psychological reasons prior to taking methadone. Methadone can negatively interact with other medications, therefore it is important that an individual talks about what medications he or she is taking to help encourage safety and effectiveness while taking methadone. In addition, it is critical to abstain from using other opioids and drugs or alcohol while on methadone.

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

Some individuals choose to take methadone for a long period of time, however each individual is different and might not require this medication for the long-term. If methadone is stopped suddenly, withdrawal symptoms can manifest. Therefore, if an individual chooses to stop this medication, it is important to do so under the watchful eye of a professional. Should an individual choose to switch to a different medication, his or her provider can discuss this possibility prior to starting a new medication.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

The treatment we provide at Medford Comprehensive Treatment Center is incredibly personalized. Each individual has specific needs, meaning that treatment plans vary. The cost will be determined based on those needs, what services an individual receives, the method of payment, and more.

If you or someone you care about is looking into treatment at Medford Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact an intake expert today for more information.