Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 CTC Programs 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at CTC Programs.

  • These restrictions have 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 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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New River Comprehensive Treatment Center

140 Larkspur Ln
Galax, VA 24333

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 5am-11:30am
Sat: 7am-11:30am
Sun: 9am-10am

Medicating Hours

Mon-Fri: 5am-11:30am
Sat: 7am-11:30am
Sun: 9am-10am

Services We Offer

Methadone Maintenance
Suboxone Maintenance
Buprenorphine Maintenance
Vivitrol Maintenance

About New River Comprehensive Treatment Center in Galax, VA

Adults in the Galax, Virginia, area who have been struggling with opioid addiction can receive personalized outpatient care at New River Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC). New River CTC provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to adults age 18 and older of all genders.

MAT is an evidence-based, research-supported method of opioid addiction treatment that includes prescription medication and counseling.

When MAT first began to be used in methadone clinics in the United States, methadone was the only medication that was approved for use. Through the decades, other medications have proved to be safe and effective for both short- and long-term use when taken as directed by a qualified healthcare professional.

Today, adults who receive care at our outpatient opioid addiction treatment center in Galax, Virginia, may receive one of four medications: methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, or Suboxone.

Individualized Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Galax, VA

At New River CTC in Galax, Virginia, we understand that each person who seeks treatment for opioid addiction at a methadone clinic is walking a unique path, and we’re committed to providing every patient with the individualized treatment that will best meet their specific needs.

When you choose our opioid addiction treatment center in Galax, Virginia, one of your first activities will be to complete a thorough assessment. This evaluation helps our team develop your personalized plan. It also allows our medical staff to determine which medication is right for you. We will discuss all elements of your plan with you, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

The treatment professionals at our center in Galax, Virginia, will take the time to get to know you, to learn the specific ways you’ve been impacted by opioid addiction, and to discover what a successful life in recovery looks like to you. The more we understand about your needs and goals, the better prepared we’ll be to provide the individualized services that can put you on the path to long-term success.

Therapies Used at Our Galax Clinic

The medications you can receive at a methadone clinic or other MAT provider can play a vital role in your efforts to recover from opioid addiction. But medication alone can’t prepare you to make the lifestyle changes that will empower you to achieve successful long-term recovery from opioid addiction.

To help you address the social, behavioral, and emotional aspects of opioid addiction and recovery, our center in Galax, Virginia, provides individual and group counseling.

Both types of counseling offer safe and supportive environments where you can gain valuable information about opioid addiction and recovery, develop the skills and strategies that will help you throughout your journey, and learn how to access the various sources of support that can serve you well in the months and years to come.

The day you arrive at New River CTC in Galax, Virginia, you take a significant step toward a healthier future. When you’re ready to get started, we’re here for you.

This place saved my life. Yes it was hard and yes it took time, but you know it's all worth it if you want to change.

– Jen R.