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CARE  CLINIC

Central Mississippi (Grenada)

North Mississippi (Southaven)

For  Drug  Addiction

and  M‚Äčental  Health

Learn More About CARE Clinic

 With One CONFIDENTIAL Call

662-508-0098

Frequently Asked Questions

To help you better understand what we do at CARE Clinic, we have listed answers to some common questions. Feel free to contact us for any further inquiries.

QUESTION 1: What are the criteria for you to be seen as a patient at CARE Clinic?

ANSWER 1: All patients must be over 18 years of age and must be dependent on opioids, with an interest in quitting. We treat pregnant women who are opioid-dependent.

QUESTION 2: What should you bring on your first visit?

ANSWER 2: You must bring ID (state ID, passport, or driver's license), social security card, medical records from previous addiction clinics (if applicable), and bottles of all current medications on your first visit.

Question 3: How much does it cost to be seen at CARE Clinic?

ANSWER 3: Unlike other clinics which charge a very high price for the first visit and then a more normal price for follow-up appointments, all office visits at CARE Clinic are the same low price, regardless of if it is the first visit or the last visit.  For more information on the cost of office visits at CARE Clinic, please call 662/508-0098.

QUESTION 4: What do we expect to encounter on the first visit? What should you expect on the first visit?

ANSWER 4: We expect all patients to be in opioid withdrawal for more than 12 hours at the time of their first visit (unless the patient is pregnant). In order to accomplish this, you will have to call CARE Clinic at least 24 hours before your first visit. Also, you should expect to be in the clinic for about 1 hour on your first visit only.

QUESTION 5: Must all patients be accompanied by a driver?

ANSWER 5: All patients must be accompanied by a driver on the first visit only.

QUESTION 6: Does CARE Clinic accept insurance?

ANSWER 6: We currently do not accept any medical insurance. However, CARE Clinic will provide insured patients with copies of all pertinent medical documentation to get reimbursed by their insurance company for office visits. CARE Clinic will also complete prior authorizations, so that medications can be covered by health insurance. For uninsured patients, we provide coupons which usually discount medications by more than 85%. As a result, most uninsured patients pay about $40 for a month supply of their medications.

QUESTION 7: What are opioids?

ANSWER 7: Please click here to go directly to the answer on the "Services" page of this website.

QUESTION 8: Why is opioid use a problem?

ANSWER 8: Please click here to go directly to the answer on the "Services" page of this website.

QUESTION 9: How does CARE Clinic treat opioid addiction?

ANSWER 9: Please click here to go directly to the answer on the "Services" page of this website.

QUESTION: 10: If I am on Methadone, can CARE Clinic start me on Buprenorphine (Suboxone)?

ANSWER 10: Please click here to go directly to the answer on the "Services" page of this website.

QUESTION 11: How do Buprenorphine/Naloxone/Naltrexone work and can I become addicted to any of them?

ANSWER 11: Please click here to go directly to the answer on the "Services" page of this website.

QUESTION 12: Will Buprenorphine (Suboxone) show up on a drug screen at my job?

ANSWER 12: Please click here to go directly to the answer on the "Services" page of this website.

QUESTION 13: Does CARE Clinic offer any non-medication therapies to treat opioid addiction?

ANSWER 13: Please click here to go directly to the answer on the "Services" page of this website.

QUESTION 14: Can drug addiction be successfully treated or cured?

ANSWER 14: Drug addiction is a treatable disease and can be successfully managed. The best way to ensure success is by combining pharmacological treatment (medication) with behavioral therapy to counteract the powerful disruptive effects that drug addiction has on a patient's brain and behavior. Even though there is no cure for drug addiction, the recovery process does get easier as people regain control of their lives.

QUESTION 15: Does a relapse to drug abuse mean that the treatment has failed?

ANSWER 15: Relapse to drug abuse does NOT mean that treatment has failed. In fact, many people addicted to drugs do relapse since treatment of this chronic disease requires modifying behaviors which are deeply imbedded in the person. Anyone who relapses to drug abuse will require adjustments to his/her current treatment (including behavioral therapy).

QUESTION 16: How can relapses be minimized or prevented?

ANSWER 16: In addition to combining pharmacological treatment (medication) and behavioral therapy, a person addicted to drugs should avoid all exposure to drugs and any cues linked to his/her drug experience (such as people/places/things/moods).

QUESTION 17: What is our policy on patient's confidentiality?

ANSWER 17: At CARE Clinic, patient's confidentiality is essential to us. Confidentiality starts with your first phone call and continues with all future calls/visits to our clinic, unless you give us written permission to inform others that you are a patient at CARE Clinic. We maintain complete compliance with HIPPA and all laws/statues regarding patient's privacy.

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