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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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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24/7 Appointment Scheduling

Our goal at San Diego Comprehensive Treatment Centers is to provide efficient admissions and intake procedures that will help new patients start treatment as quickly as possible.

With that said, in order to ensure that all patients have a successful treatment experience, there is a considerable amount of important information that must be discussed and confirmed prior to receiving care. Please review the following information to prepare for your intake appointment.

The first step in the admissions process is verifying that you are eligible to receive treatment at one of our five centers. All patients at San Diego Comprehensive Treatment Centers must meet the following three criteria:

  • All patients must be age 18 or older
  • All patients must have been dependent on opioids for at least one year
  • All patients must be in a state of withdrawal for at least 20 to 24 hours, unless they are pregnant or are transferring from detox or another program

Once we have confirmed that you are eligible for our services, we will schedule your intake appointment. All patients are required to bring the following to their intake appointment:

  • Valid identification — We will accept a state-issued ID card, a driver’s license, or a passport.
  • Payment for intake fees – Regardless of whether or not you intend to pay for treatment with insurance, you must pay your intake fees during this initial appointment. We will accept cash, money orders, or credit cards issued in your name. We cannot accept personal checks or payment by phone.

Please plan to be at our center for two to four hours on the day of your intake appointment. During this time, you will complete the following:

  • Pay your intake fees
  • Complete paperwork to document your personal, treatment, psychiatric, and medical history
  • Inform us of any other medications that you are currently taking
  • If transferring from another program or treatment provider, provide treatment records and all other appropriate documentation
  • Complete a physical examination with one of our physicians
  • Provide a urine sample for a drug screen
  • Take a TB test, unless you can provide proof of having taken one in the past two years
  • If you are female, you will be required to take a pregnancy test
  • If you are pregnant, you must provide written consent from your OB/GYN to document that you are approved to receive medication assisted treatment. If you are not currently seeing an OB/GYN, you can consult with one of our staff members to get referrals for prenatal care.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will receive medication on your first day. All medications are prescribed by one of our medical staff members, who will determine appropriateness on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions about admissions criteria, intake procedures, or any other aspects of receiving care at San Diego Treatment Centers, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.