Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Wausau 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 Wausau 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Approved for use by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Subutex is a safe and effective option for individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids. When taken as directed within a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex can reduce cravings for additional opioid use as well as prevent withdrawal symptoms from taking place once individuals have ceased use of opioids.

By consulting with one of the highly qualified medical professionals at Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center, you can determine if Subutex is the appropriate medication to incorporate into your treatment plan based on your individual needs and medical history.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

The active ingredient in Subutex is buprenorphine which does have addictive properties that can lead to addiction. However, the risk of becoming addicted to Subutex is extremely low when taken under the close supervision of a medical professional within a medication assisted treatment program.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

The drug tests that are typically used to detect the presence of substances will not detect Subutex within a person’s system should an individual be required to take a drug test during the course of treatment. Specific tests are required in order to detect buprenorphine within a person’s system. However, should an individual attempt to abuse opioids or other substances during the course of treatment, a positive result is likely to show up.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time in which a patient will continue taking Subutex for will vary patient to patient pending individual treatment needs. While some patients will only be prescribed Subutex for a short period of time, others will continue utilizing Subutex long-term. By working closely with your physician and counselor, you can determine the length of time in which Subutex will benefit you.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Since Subutex can negatively interact with other medications and substances, it is important that patients openly discuss the use of other medications with their physician prior to incorporating Subutex into their treatment plans. Individuals who are prescribed Subutex should refrain from consuming alcohol and drugs due to the extremely dangerous side effects that can take place. By discussing the potential side effects that can occur while taking Subutex, you will be able to determine if Subutex is the appropriate fit based on your individual needs.

What if I no longer wish to take Subutex? Can I stop or switch to a different medication?

Should an individual decide to cease use of Subutex, it is important that he or she closely work with his or her physician to safely wean off of the medication to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Many patients will begin treatment taking Subutex and then transition onto Suboxone for long-term maintenance. By working closely with your physician and counselor, you will be able to determine the most effective treatment to meet your recovery goals.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment provided by the qualified professionals at Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly individualized in order to provide patients with the personalized treatment required to achieve and maintain long-term recovery. Because treatment is individualized and will vary between patients, the final cost of care can vary as well.

If you or someone you love would benefit from the treatment options available through Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact one of our intake experts today to learn more about the final cost of care based on your individualized needs.