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 Cartersville 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 Cartersville 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 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.

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24/7 Appointment Scheduling

We, at Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center, understand that when a person contacts our center inquiring about our treatment options, he or she is likely considering making that first brave step towards a recovered life. We do not want to thwart that effort with a convoluted intake process and have therefore made ours one that is streamlined and easy to navigate.

The very first step of our admissions process is to determine a prospective patient’s appropriateness for services. Some men and women can greatly benefit from our medication-assisted treatment, while others may require a higher or lower level of care. Below is our pre-admissions criteria, which must be met in order for an individual to receive treatment at our center:

  • You must be aged 18 or older
  • You must have been opioid dependent for at least one year

Once it is determined that a prospective patient is appropriate for treatment at Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center, our helpful admissions team can schedule an intake appointment and inform that individual of what he or she will need to secure and bring with to his or her scheduled intake assessment. The following is required of all patients in order to begin treatment at our center:

  • A valid form of identification, which includes a driver’s license, state ID, or passport
  • The full amount of the intake fee

Additionally, on the day of the scheduled intake, prospective patients must show up in a state of withdrawal with at least 20 to 24 hours having passed since their last use of an opioid(s). Pregnant patients are to refrain from this rule so as to minimize the risks to themselves and their unborn babies by going into a state of withdrawal.

Those who are scheduled to complete an intake assessment should allow 2 to 4 hours to complete all that is required for admissions to Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center. Within this window of time, the following will transpire:

  • Payment for intake will be collected.
  • A physical exam will be completed with one of our doctors.
  • A TB test will be administered to those who have not received one in the last 2 years.
  • A drug screen will be completed.
  • A pregnancy test will be given to all female patients.

Patients are also expected to complete any and all necessary paperwork for admission and will need to sign a release of information for other providers of care if medical treatment is being received elsewhere, including female patients who are currently receiving prenatal services. However, if a patient is pregnant and is not currently being seen by an OB/GYN, our staff can provide referrals for such services. Furthermore, if a new patient has completed detox services and is transferring to our center from another program, documentation from that treatment provider must be given to our center on the day of intake.

It is important that new patients be aware that they may not necessarily receive medication on their first day of treatment. The decision to prescribe and administer medication on the first day is one that is made on a case-by-case basis by our doctors. If it is deemed medically necessary, our doctors will review the new patient’s history and current health status and come to a determination based on that information.

If you or a loved one would like to begin on the path towards a recovered life that is no longer bound by the grips of addiction, give Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center a call today. Our friendly staff is on-hand to answer any questions that you or someone you care about may have and can schedule an intake assessment. Let today be the day that an addiction to heroin or prescription pain medication is laid to rest once and for all.