Community Medical Services (CMS) operates a network of a CARF-accredited clinics that provide Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addicts. CMS was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983 and now owns additional clinics in Montana, North Dakota and Alaska. Its four clinics in Montana are located in Bozeman, Missoula, Billings and Kalispell. The Bozeman location opened this year, while the others have been in operation for over five years. CMS Montana offers MAT treatment plans using Suboxone, Subutex and methadone.
Treatment and Staff
Prospective clients first have a phone assessment. If they’re suitable for treatment, CMS then schedules an in-person assessment within seven days. During the assessment, clients receive depression and behavioral health screenings. After their assessment, clients are given a treatment plan using methadone, Suboxone or Subutex.
Next, they attend an orientation session that explains CMS Montana’s policies and procedures and receive recommendations for attending individual therapy at the clinic. Clients must attend individual therapy at least once a month, but most are asked to come at least once a week. They must also consult with the clinic physician at least once a month to discuss their medication dosage.
Physicians administer medication and addiction counselors such as LACs provide therapy. The foundation of treatment at CMS is Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), and therapy also incorporates CBT skills and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
The treatment team may address co-occurring disorders in therapy, but clients in need of on-going dual diagnosis support are referred to local mental health clinics. Some clinics may be able to provide tele-psychiatry to clients with co-occurring disorders. The treatment team also recommends that clients attend NA meetings for peer support.
Methadone clients must come to the clinic every day except Sunday for dosing. After 90 days of successful treatment, they can begin applying for take-home doses. Suboxone and Subutex clients can usually apply for take-home doses in the first two to four weeks of treatment. CMS doesn’t pressure clients to taper on any set time-line and works with each individual to create a customized plan should they desire to taper off of medication.
Clients can request family counseling if their loved ones with to participate in therapy.
Community Medical Services operates four clinics in Montana that provide MAT and therapy to opioid addicts. The treatment team conducts behavioral health screenings on all of its clients and works with them to address the mental and behavioral health issues that may impact their addiction. By offering several courses of MAT and creating customized tapering plans, Community Medical Services Montana is equipped to adjust clients’ treatment plans to their changing needs, ensuring they have the best chance for success in recovery.
Community Medical Services Montana
795 Sunset Blvd, Ste F
Kalispell, MT 59901
2040 Rosebud Dr
Billings, MT 59102
8707 Jackrabbit Ln
Belgrade, MT 59714
2415 S. Catlin St
Missoula, MT 59801
Community Medical Services Montana Cost: Accepts insurance. Self-pay: Suboxone, $120 (per week); Subutex, $90 (per week); Methadone, $85 (intake) and $75 (per week). Reach Community Medical Services by phone at (855) 203-6352. Find Community Medical Services on Facebook and YouTube
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