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 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids 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.

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24/7 Appointment Scheduling

At Cedar Rapids Comprehensive Treatment Center, our dedication to patient service starts with the admissions process.

To ensure that you are best prepared for your admissions day, and to make your entry into treatment as smooth and efficient as possible, please carefully review the criteria and processes that are described below.

The first step is to verify that you are eligible for treatment. In order to receive medication-assisted care at Cedar Rapids Comprehensive Treatment Center, you must meet all three of the following requirements:

  • You must be age 18 or older.
  • You must have been dependent upon opioids for at least one year.
  • You must be in a state of withdrawal for at least 20 to 24 hours (unless you are pregnant).

Once we have confirmed your eligibility, we will schedule you for an intake appointment. This appointment will take between two and four hours. In order to be admitted for treatment, you will be required to present the following at your intake appointment:

  • Valid identification. We will accept a state-issued identification card, a driver’s license, or a passport.
  • Proof of insurance, if you intend to use your insurance benefits to pay for treatment.
  • Payment for intake fees, even if you plan to use insurance to pay for your treatment. We will accept cash, a money order, or a credit card issued in the name of the person who is paying. We are not able to accept personal checks or payment by phone.
  • If you are transferring to one of our centers from another program, you must arrange for all relevant records to be sent or faxed to our center.

During the intake process, you will accomplish the following:

  • You will complete paperwork to confirm your eligibility and document issues such as your treatment history, psychiatric history, medical history, and related issues.
  • You will complete a physical examination with one of our physicians. This examination will include a drug test and a TB test, unless you can provide proof of having taken a TB test within the previous two years.
  • If you are female, you will also be required to take a pregnancy test.

If you are pregnant, please note that you must have consent from your OB/GYN before you can begin treatment, and you will be required to sign a release of information form so that we can coordinate care. If you are not seeing an OB/GYN, you may consult with one of our staff members to get a referral for prenatal care.

Finally, please note that you are not guaranteed to receive medication on the day that you complete the intake process. Our goal is to provide every patient with the care that they need as quickly and efficiently as possible; however, all prescriptions are written by a member of our medical staff, who will determine appropriateness of first-day medication based upon his or her review of your specific case.

To learn more about the admissions process at Cedar Rapids Comprehensive Treatment Center, or for any additional information about any aspects of treatment at our center, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you take your first steps toward a healthier and happier future.