Eligibility & Intake
- Patients must be 18 years of age or older
- Valid photo identification must be presented
- Evidence of opioid addiction must be presented
- Agreement to program policies & procedures
What to Expect at Intake
- Social and drug history review
- Medical history review
- Medical assessment
- Required lab tests including drug screen
- Consultation with intake counselor
- Program policy & procedure review
The first appointment at AppleGate is typically 2 - 3 hours, and will include a review of the program and discussion of fees and payment. All of your questions will be answered by the knowledgeable administrative and clinical staff to ensure their comfort with the program. Most importantly, your intake appointment provides an opportunity to speak with a medical provider about any concerns you have regarding medication-assisted treatment.
The doctors and nurse practitioners at AppleGate Recovery are all highly trained professionals who take the recovery of every patient very seriously. After a review of your history and a physical examination, you and your provider can determine the treatment plan that is right for you.
AppleGate Recovery medical providers prescribe buprenorphine, Suboxone®, Zubsolv® and Bunavail® as appropriate for each patient. Buprenorphine is a stand-alone, generic medication and the others are compounds of the generic medication buprenorphine that include naloxone. Our providers will work with each patient to determine the medication that will be most effective for them
Once admitted to the program, your provider will write a prescription for the recommended treatment medication during your intake appointment, which can be filled through the pharmacy of your choice. In addition, you should schedule your first counseling session during intake, as well as a medication re-check appointment. It is important to be sure and follow all instructions and precautions when working a medication-assisted treatment program, and discuss any concerns with your provider.
As you progress in treatment, re-check appointments with your provider will be scheduled based on your individual needs and the doctor’s recommendation.
These appointments will include a medication check, as well as a brief examination.
Any concerns you have about your medication, dosage or side effects can be discussed at this time.
Individual and group substance use counseling is offered at all AppleGate Recovery clinics, and is incorporated into your personalized treatment plan. Studies have shown that counseling, along with medication, is the most effective combination in treating opioid addiction. Contact the clinic nearest you to learn more about how counseling is an integral part of a successful medication-assisted treatment program.