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 Boston 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 Boston 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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At Boston Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we understand the fears and worry that can accompany the decision to enroll in a medication assisted treatment program, and we appreciate the courage of each person who chooses to heal with us.

Our goal is to provide all patients with a superior treatment experience, starting with a smooth and effective intake process.

The first step in receiving treatment at one of our two centers is confirming that you are eligible for treatment. In addition to being at least 18 years old, prospective patients must also meet the following criteria, which are consistent with Massachusetts regulation 105 CMR 164.00:

  • Currently physiologically dependent upon a narcotic drug
  • Became physiologically dependent at least one year prior to admission
  • Usage during most of the year immediately before admission to the program was continuous or episodic

Adults who meet the criteria listed above will be scheduled for an intake appointment. Please note the following:

  • The intake appointment will take approximately two to four hours.
  • Male and non-pregnant female patients are required to arrive at their intake appointment in a state of withdrawal for 20 to 24 hours.
  • Pregnant patients should not be in withdrawal when they arrive for their intake appointment.

During the intake appointment, prospective patients will accomplish the following:

  • Provide valid proof of identification (Massachusetts identification card, Driver’s license, or U.S. passport).
  • Pay intake fees with cash, money order, cashier’s check, or credit card issued in the name of the payer (personal checks or payment over the phone are not accepted).
  • Complete paperwork and answer questions about personal, treatment, psychiatric, and medical history.
  • Provide documentation of prior treatment if transferring directly from detox or another medication assisted treatment program.
  • Complete a physical examination with one of our physicians.
  • Provide a urine specimen for drug screening.
  • Take a TB test, unless able to present proof of having taken a similar test within the previous two years.
  • If female, take a pregnancy test.
  • If pregnant, provide a consent form from OB/GYN authorizing participation in a medication assisted treatment program, and sign a release of information form to allow for coordination of care.
  • If pregnant but not currently seeing an OB/GYN, consult with a member of our staff regarding referrals for prenatal care.

Please note that Boston Comprehensive Treatment Centers cannot guarantee that all patients will receive medication on the first day that they are enrolled for treatment. All medication-related decisions are made by members of our medical staff on case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions about our admissions criteria, intake procedures, or any other aspects of treatment at Boston Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members look forward to providing you with the information you need.