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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Southeastern Pennsylvania CTC Cluster 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Southeastern Pennsylvania CTC Cluster.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Subutex is a prescription medication that has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for opioid addiction treatment. If you have found yourself addicted to morphine, heroin, or prescription pain medications, Subutex can serve as a safe, effective medication to help you stop your opioid abuse. When taken as prescribed and within the guidelines of a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex can stop drug cravings, as well as minimize withdrawal symptoms.

To determine if Subutex is appropriate for you, speak with a physician who can evaluate your individual treatment needs. From there, he or she will be able to inform you of the best treatment options that can yield the most favorable treatment outcomes that match your own goals.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. Subutex contains buprenorphine and can be addictive. However, the potential for becoming addicted to Subutex is minimal when taking it while enrolled in 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 test result on an average drug screen. However, if you are using other opioids, they will be detected. Keep in mind that there are specific drug screens that are designed to pick up traces of Subutex, however they are not used in the mainstream.

How long do I need to be on Subutex?

You can remain on Subutex for as long or as short as you and your physician determine appropriate. Some patients use Subutex for a short period of time, while others take it for longer.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. If you mix Subutex with other drugs or medications, you can experience negative side effects. Depending on the type of medication that is consumed, side effects can range from mild to severe. Your physician can offer you information regarding potential interactions that could occur based on the medications that you are taking. Those who take Subutex should steer clear of recreational drugs and alcohol, as both of these substances can cause serious interactions when blended with Subutex.

You should always discuss what medications you are taking with your physician prior to beginning a Subutex regimen. Doing this will allow your physician to offer you information needed to avoid dangerous interactions.

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

If you decide to stop consuming Subutex, you should work with your physician to properly wean off of it instead of stopping use suddenly. In many cases, patients will start their medication assisted treatment on Subutex, and then switch over to Suboxone for long-term care. These kinds of decisions will be made by you and your doctor, as transitions such as these will be based on your individual treatment needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

At Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers, the treatment we provide is individualized to meet the needs of each patient who walks through our doors. This personalized treatment approach means that we will also include services that will be tailored to your needs. Since we approach your treatment in this manner, the cost of your care can vary based on what your personal treatment plan looks like. To talk more about the price of medication assisted treatment, which can include Subutex, please contact one of our intake specialists today.