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 Wichita 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.

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 Wichita 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.
  • 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?

Subutex is a prescription medication that is used in the treatment of opioid addiction. If you are dependent on opioids such as prescription painkillers, heroin, or morphine, Subutex can safely and effectively help you regain control of your life and help you put your addictive tendencies behind you once and for all. When consumed as prescribed and within the confines of a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex is able to curb cravings and control painful withdrawal symptoms. Subutex is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The best way to determine if Subutex is right for you is to speak with a treatment provider who can evaluate your personal treatment needs. From there, he or she can recommend and/or offer you the type of medication and treatment that will likely be the greatest fit for you based on those needs.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. Subutex contains buprenorphine as its primary ingredient, which is an opioid-based medication that can cause addiction to develop if it is abused. However, the risk of abusing buprenorphine is low when a person is taking part in a medication assisted treatment program. The professionals within this type of treatment closely monitor the dosage and progress made by each patient in order to ensure Subutex’s safety and effectiveness.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

No. Should you be made to take a drug screening while on Subutex, your use will not trigger a positive result. There are tests that are designed specifically to detect the presence of substances like buprenorphine, however they are not commonly used.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

You will remain on Subutex for as long or as short as you and your provider see fit. Some individuals consume Subutex for a long period of time, while others only do so for a short while. In the end, the period of time that you will take Subutex for will all depend on your own treatment needs.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. If Subutex is mixed with other drugs or medications, a variety of dangerous effects can develop. While it depends on the types of substances that are being consumed, the side effects that can result can range from mild to severe. Your treatment provider can supply you with more detailed information about possible interactions that you might encounter based on the medications that you are taking. Keep in mind that those who are taking Subutex should abstain from the abuse of other opioids and alcohol, as consuming either while on this medication can be dangerous.

Always ensure that you are open and honest with your treatment provider regarding the medications that you are on. In doing so, you are allowing him or her to provide you with the warnings that can help you safeguard yourself against serious side effects.

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

If you decide to stop your consumption of Subutex, be sure to work with your treatment provider, as he or she can help you safely wean off of this medication to avoid the onset of withdrawal symptoms. Your treatment plan and the decisions made to support it will be made by you and your treatment provider based on your needs and goals.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment that is offered at at Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center is individualized to meet each patient’s specific needs. An aspect of this individualization is implementing medications, therapeutic modalities, and additional services. As a result, the cost of care can vary from patient to patient. To talk with someone about your treatment needs and the potential cost of your care, please contact one of our intake specialists today.