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 Desert 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 Desert 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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At Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center, we strive to make the process of recovering from opioid addiction one that is both safe and successful for all who choose to seek care with us.

Our patients are our top priority and we commend the men and women who make the brave decision to change their lives by breaking free from the dangerous cycle of substance abuse.

Understanding that defeating opioid addiction is no easy task, our staff of dedicated professionals puts forth every effort to ensure that our patients experience superior service from the moment they first make contact with our center. We personalize the treatment we offer, and those who elect to embark on the road to recovery at Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center first experience our compassionate care during our streamlined admissions process.

If you or someone you care about is considering receiving the world-class treatment we offer, it is important to keep the following pre-admissions criteria in mind, as the below listed patient profile qualifies a person to receive treatment at our center:

  • You must be age 18 or older.
  • You must be opioid dependent.

In addition to the above criteria, Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center asks that all prospective patients be prepared to do the following:

  • You must be in a state of withdrawal upon reporting to our center on the day of your intake, with 20 to 24 hours lapsing since your last use of an opioid(s). (This policy excludes those patients who are currently pregnant.)
  • You must be prepared to provide a urine specimen for drug screening.
  • You must have permission to receive treatment if you are currently on probation or parole.
  • You must bring proof of insurance if you intend on using your insurance to pay for services.
  • You must bring any active prescriptions that you may have so that our doctors can review them at the time of your intake.

You or your loved one can contact our center to schedule an intake on a day and at a time that is convenient. During this initial call, our staff is happy to answer any and all questions that you may have about our pre-admission criteria and the process of admissions in general.

The admissions process at Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center can take 2 to 4 hours to complete. Within this window of time, we aim to understand the full scope of your or your loved one’s treatment needs by completing the following:

  • A full physical
  • A TB test (if one has not been completed in the last 2 years)
  • A pregnancy test (female patients only)
  • All required paperwork that inquires about treatment history, medical history, and other such pertinent information that will help our staff formulate a thorough treatment plan

New patients are also required to sign a release of information if they are currently receiving care through another provider so that we are able to effectively coordinate services.

Lastly, it is also important for new patients to know that they may not receive medication on the first day at our center. This decision is made by our experienced doctors, who will review the need for immediate medication on a case-by-case basis.

If you or your loved one has any questions about the admissions process at Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center, feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our admissions team is on hand to answer questions and help you or the person you care about determine if our center is the perfect place to begin life anew without the insidious cycle of opioid abuse and addiction.