Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Fitchburg 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.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Fitchburg 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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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

Admissions

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24/7 Appointment Scheduling

The first goal of Fitchburg Comprehensive Treatment Center is to provide each patient with a smooth and efficient admissions experience.

We understand the worries and fears that can be associated with the decision to enter treatment for opioid dependence, and we want to help dispel those concerns while welcoming all patients into our program with an efficient, stress-free intake process. A key element of this effort is ensuring that new patients have all the information that they need prior to arriving at the center where they will receive treatment.

If you or someone you care about would like to receive treatment at Fitchburg Comprehensive Treatment Center, please carefully review the criteria and processes that are listed below.

First, to enroll in our program you must meet the following requirements:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Dependent upon opioids for at least one year

Individuals who meet the above criteria will then be scheduled for an intake appointment. Please note the following information about this appointment:

  • Patients are expected to arrive for their intake in a state of withdrawal, having not used any opioids for 20 to 24 hours. (Pregnant women are exempt from this requirement and should not be in withdrawal when they arrive for intake.)
  • Patients must provide proof of identification with a Driver’s license, state-issued photo ID card, or passport.
  • All patients, even those who intend to use insurance to pay for treatment, must be prepared to pay their intake fees during their initial appointment. We will accept cash, cashier’s checks, or money orders. We cannot accept personal checks or payment over the phone.
  • Patients who are currently taking any medications that have been prescribed by a physician must bring their medication bottles with them to their intake appointment.

The admissions process at Fitchburg Comprehensive Treatment Center has four steps:

  1. Clinical intake
  2. Biopsychosocial assessment
  3. Physical examination
  4. Medical admission

These steps will be completed over a series of days. Please note that patients may or may not be medicated during this first appointment. It is up to our clinical team to decide when medication administration is appropriate.

All patients will complete the following prior to admission:

  • Meet with a staff person from the admissions department for intake paperwork and assessments and have picture taken for internal identification system.
  • Sign a variety of confidential releases of information for insurance purposes, to coordinate care with any other healthcare providers that are currently seeing the patient, and to identify emergency contact information.
  • Receive educational literature and a copy of the patient handbook.
  • Provide a urine drug screen to assess opioid and other drug use.
  • Be seen by a clinician to complete a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment.
  • Be scheduled for blood work and TB testing. Be given a pregnancy test if female.
  • Meet with a medical director and potentially a physician’s assistant for a physical examination and admission decision.

To learn more about Fitchburg Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you or your loved one take the first steps toward a healthier and happier future.