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It varies but we offer certain discounts, financial assistance, and have various payment options available. The easiest way to learn about cost is to visit us or call for a free consultation. We're confident our center can offer you the best treatment at the best price.
Yes, it is safe when prescribed by a doctor just like any other medication you might take for blood pressure, diabetes, etc. If you have specific questions give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer them.
There is no set “treatment time” and some patients choose to remain on medication. The general idea is that treatment lasts as long as it is beneficial to the patient.
No. While they function similarly and are used for similar treatment goals, they are 2 different medications. Methadone has been studied longer and is considered the standard of treatment while Suboxone or buprenorphine based products are a more recent addition to treatment regimens. Both have benefits depending on your needs and we’ll help you determine the best option.
We have both a methadone program and an outpatient suboxone/buprenorphine program where you can have your prescription sent to your local pharmacy. We are a complete treatment center which means we offer counseling, group therapy, family therapy, behavioral techniques, and referral services including job/resume prep workshops, educational linkages, financial services, community/benefits services, and much more provided at no extra cost.
Unless you are there for a meeting or a treatment related activity, you will spend less than 10 minutes in the center on average for a usual visit.
Yes! We offer the same program like your doctor's office where you can have your prescription sent to your local pharmacy.
Currently, we accept self-pay patients and:
- Traditional Medicare (red, white and blue card)
- Traditional Medicaid and Select Health/First Choice and Absolute Total Care Medicaids.
- Our ultimate goal is to accept all insurances because no one should be without treatment. So if you don't see your insurance above, please contact us to see if we can help as we have several options depending on situation. As with everything we know cost is important, so give us a call today. We're confident we can get you the best treatment at the best price.
While we are not open on Sunday, we give every patient a take home dose for Sunday so they don't have to come to the center. This is the same for holidays we observe. Also, for a temporary period we are closed on Saturday which means we give each patient 2 take homes every week regardless of phase until this period is over.
It varies by patient and program. Buprenorphine patients may be able to receive take homes immediately and patients on methadone can begin receiving more take home doses as early as 1 month. However, there is no standard scale as take home doses are largely based on how well a patient is following their treatment plan. Take homes are a privilege that ultimately rests with the patient but you can talk to your doctor or counselor and they can help you understand where you are and how to get to where you want to be.
We specialize in addiction treatment and offer doctor's visits, counseling, therapy, and other services that relate to recovery only. However, if you need services that we cannot provide, we can help you find a Primary Care or other medical/health care service that you require.
No no....no....no. We are not going to close. Unlike some states, South Carolina has a CON Process that prevents too many clinics from opening in one area so that clinics can stay operational and serve their patients. The "myth" of clinics closing is often used to scare patients away from transferring to another clinic. If there is a clinic that is more convenient or a better choice for you then you have a right to transfer and should be comfortable doing so. The goal of a clinic is to give you the best chance of success in treatment, even if it's not at that clinic. While this may be a hard topic to bring up, the clinic should understand their patient's needs come first. Ascent will never deny or dissuade you from any decision that is wholly up to the patient.
No. We don't charge any fees or require anything special to transfer. You have a RIGHT to request a transfer. Having convenient and affordable access to treatment means one less thing you have to worry about in your recovery. Sadly, patients can often be misled to believe it is hard to transfer, they have to pay a fee to transfer, or a center won’t accept them for some reason such as a positive drug screen. This is not the case and if you want you to transfer we will get everything you need at no cost regardless of what your current treatment center tells you.