Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) have been deemed essential public facilities and provide critical medication services to individuals with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and will stay open in most emergency scenarios.
In order to safely accommodate both clients and staff, Suburban Health Clinic has adjusted certain procedures, including the clinical practices and dosing schedules to allow for social distancing practices.
- Admissions will continue and be conducted on-site in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
- All individual therapy and case management services will be conducted via telehealth practices.
- Based on the evaluation of the Medical Director and Clinical Team, take home bottles may be increased for certain clients.
- Resources will be provided to educate clients on good hygiene practices as well as self-care measures.
Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
It is important to follow social distancing guidelines as well as avoiding close contact with people who are sick, avoid touching your face, and washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. In addition, regular cleaning of "high touch spots" such as door knobs, faucets and tabletops map help in eliminating the virus.
If you become sick, it is important to stay home. If you have trouble breathing or have other emergency warning signs, contact a medical professional for advice. It is also important to continue good hygiene practices including frequent hand washing, covering your nose and mouth and avoiding close contact with others.