Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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 Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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 Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • 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 are being vetted and 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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Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers provides individuals aged 18 and older with outpatient treatment for opioid addiction.

Our medication assisted treatment offers patients the opportunity to experience relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal while progressing towards a future that is substance free. The following prescription medications are available for patients to incorporate into their comprehensive plans of treatment:

Methadone: Methadone is a synthetic medication that provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal while eliminating cravings for continued opioid use. When taken as prescribed, the use of methadone is extremely safe and effective in the treatment of opioid dependency. Methadone will not cause patients to experience feelings of euphoria, which allows them to productively play a role in their recovery.

Subutex: Using buprenorphine as its active ingredient, Subutex eliminates withdrawal symptoms while keeping cravings for continued opioid use at bay. Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist that blocks the effects that opioids have within a patient’s brain while allowing him or her to productively take part in daily activities such as work, driving, and school.

Suboxone: Utilizing a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone eliminates painful symptoms of withdrawal while diminishing cravings for continued opioid use. Unlike other medications available in treatment, use of Suboxone will cause patients to experience withdrawal symptoms should they attempt to abuse opioids during the course of treatment.

The specific medication that is prescribed, as well as the dosage administered, will vary between patients based upon their unique treatment requirements. Adjustments to medications can be made if necessary throughout the course of treatment.

In addition to medication assisted treatment, Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers also provides patients with the opportunity to take part in therapeutic interventions which are designed to increase the likelihood that lasting recovery will occur. The following therapeutic services are available for patients to incorporate into their treatment:

  • Individual therapy sessions provide patients with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a highly qualified counselor in order to address and treat the root causes of their addictive behaviors. Once patients understand what led them to abuse opioids in the first place, preparing for a substance-free future becomes a reality. Individual therapy sessions also provide patients with a chance to work through any questions or issues that may arise during treatment.
  • Group therapy brings multiple patients together within a single session. These counselor-led sessions promote open and safe communication between patients in order to help them progress in treatment in a supportive environment. Patients are given the opportunity to provide each other with encouragement and support, which serves to aid in the recovery process.

By taking a comprehensive approach to treatment, patients are given the opportunity to address both the emotional and physical aspects of their addictions to opioids. At Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we encourage patients to work closely with our team of professionals in order to develop customized plans of treatment that meet their unique goals and requirements. We are here to assist you in safely retuning to a life free from the dangers of opioid addiction.