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 Brattleboro Habit OPCO 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 Brattleboro Habit OPCO 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 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

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At Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center, we understand that the decision to seek treatment for an opioid addiction is often rife with apprehension. Many people experience a great deal of anxiety when making that first phone call to a treatment center and we, at Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center, aim to make both the initial conversation about treatment and the admissions process itself as worry-free and as streamlined as possible.

If you or your loved one would like to receive the medication assisted treatment that we offer, it is important for you or the person you care about to be aware of the following pre-admissions criteria:

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Must be opioid dependent for at least one year or more

If this patient profile describes you or your loved one, then our eligibility requirements have been met, and our admissions team can schedule the two intake assessments that we require at our center. Our staff of dedicated professionals can schedule appointments on days and at times that are convenient for you, and they will inform you of what is required of you to bring to those appointments.

All patients are required to report to their first intake assessment in a state of withdrawal, with their last use of opioids having been 20 to 24 hours prior to their appointment time. However, this requirement excludes pregnant women in order to preserve the health and wellbeing of them and their babies. Patients must also bring their insurance card to their first appointment if they intend on using their insurance, and they must be able to show a valid form of identification, which can include the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • Valid U.S. passport

Finally, all patients are expected to pay for their intake appointment upfront on the day of their first intake assessment. Even if a patient is planning on using his or her insurance to pay for services, this policy applies to all who intend on partaking in our services.

Once our staff has verified a patient’s identity and collected payment for the intake, the following will be completed during the 3- to 4-hour window of time it takes to finish the first intake appointment:

  • Clinical paperwork
  • Computer survey (ASI)
  • Nursing intake
  • Behavioral health questionnaire
  • Biopsychosocial assessment
  • Release of information forms
  • Lab work order

During the second intake appointment, you or your loved one will then complete the following:

  • Physical exam with one of our doctors
  • Sign releases of information that were not signed during the first appointment

Patients will also schedule their first appointments with their counselor and care coordinator, and then will receive the first dosage of their medication.

To begin a life-changing recovery process, contact Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center to schedule your intake appointments today. That first phone call is the first brave step toward the opioid-free life that you deserve.