Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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 Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Rhode Island 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 Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Rhode Island.

  • 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

Admissions

Now accepting Medicare! Please call today for more information.

24/7 Appointment Scheduling

At Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Rhode Island, our commitment to quality service begins with the admissions/intake process.

The criteria and procedures described on this page are necessary to ensure that you receive the care that is best suited to your specific needs. In order to ensure that your admissions experience is as efficient and productive as possible, please carefully review the following information.

First, to be treated at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Rhode Island, you must meet the following three criteria:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Live within 50 miles of our centers
  • Be dependent on opioids for at least one year

Next, we will schedule your intake assessment. You must bring the following with you to your intake appointment:

  • Valid photo ID (Driver’s license, state ID card, or passport).
  • Proof of residence (utility bill or similar document).
  • Payment for intake fee (via cash, money order, or cashier’s check). We do not accept personal checks or payment by phone. If you are paying for your treatment with  Medicaid, Amerigroup, Sunflower, or United Health Care insurance, you will not need to pay this fee.
  • Documentation of previous treatment, if you are transferring directly from another program.

Important Note: Unless you are pregnant, you must arrive to your intake appointment in a state of withdrawal, not having used opioids for 24 hours.

During your intake appointment, you will accomplish the following:

  • Fill out paperwork
  • Complete a physical examination with one of our doctors.
  • Provide a urine sample for a drug screen.
  • Take a TB test, unless you have proof of having had taken a TB test within the past two years.
  • Take a pregnancy test (if you are female).

For pregnant patients only:

  • You will also sign a release of information form so we can coordinate care with your OB/GYN.
  • If you are not currently seeing an OB/GYN, one of our staff members can consult with you to provide referrals for prenatal care.

Please note that Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Rhode Island cannot guarantee that you will receive medication on your first day. All medication decisions are made on a case-by-case basis by a member of our medical staff.

If you have questions or would like additional information about any aspect of care at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Rhode Island, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you and providing you with the information you need to make the best decision for your health and future.