BREAKING NEWS: Our Knoxville location (813 N Lincoln Street, Suite 9) will begin dosing Medication Assisted Treatment including Methadone and Suboxone (MAT) tomorrow, Thursday, January 17. Dosing hours are 6:00 - 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning Saturday, February 2, we will add Saturday dosing from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Over the past several years, opioid use disorder has been on the rise across the nation and in Iowa with frequent headlines appearing in the media about overdoses and increases in the usage of prescription painkillers and heroin. Now, UCS Healthcare is taking steps to help patients live a productive life in recovery, thanks to medication units which administer safe, monitored doses of Methadone or Suboxone to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms when used as directed in a patient’s therapeutic plan.
When a loved one or friend is battling addiction, it can take a toll on relationships as well as stress other areas of our lives. UCS Healthcare offers resources to assist those who are supporting someone in recovery.
NARCAN (Naloxone) is a legal drug that can counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose. Narcan is available over the counter without a prescription. UCS Healthcare is offering this 30-minute training to our patients, their family and friends and our staff on the use of NARCAN. The next training sessions will be:
Lacy Brittenson, nurse supervisor, is our third quarter "Living Our Values" award winner. She was nominated by her peers for her ability to educate, show patience and compassion, listen without judgment and display a positive attitude. Lacy has been instrumental in bringing our medication units online across Iowa to bring medication assisted treatment to more individuals who are in therapy for opioid addiction. She is pictured with UCS Healthcare chief operating officer, Jen Pearson. Congratulations Lacy and thank you for Living Our Values!