Visit Schedule

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BY LAW you must be seen by your physician weekly during the first month of treatment.
BY LAW, you must see your physician every two weeks during your second month of treatment. 2nd Chance will serve clients equally regardless of race, color, religion or national origin.

Counseling and case management may be required up to once per week depending on your diagnosis. Your multidisciplinary team of providers will make the determination once you have seen each provider.

Note: If at any point your urine drug screen(UDS) is non-compliant (meaning you test positive for other illicit or scheduled drugs) it will be considered a relapse. After a relapse you are required to come in weekly for at least 4 weeks following the non-compliant test result. Your UDS must be compliant during that 4 week period and then your doctor will determine if you may return to your regular schedule.

Don’t forget these items when coming to your appointment!

  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, passport card)
  • Insurance Card
  • Payment *

* You may have a fee for services, co-payments and/or medication at the pharmacy.

Urine Drug Screen

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You will need to submit a urine drug screen(UDS) up to 4 times per month. DO NOT urinate prior to your visit. Our providers will not see patients without reviewing UDS results, so delayed urination can increase the time of your overall visit. The UDS is collected by Millennium Labs which will be billed to your insurance separately from our services. All UDS collection must be viewed by a trained collector per substance abuse guidelines.

Note: ALL samples are tested on-site to ensure that they have not been diluted, substituted, or tampered with in any fashion. If a sample is rejected for these reasons, you will be required  to provide another sample for testing. If the issue continues, you may be dismissed from the clinic for tampering with your samples.

Insurance and Payment

2nd Chance does not accept Medicare.

2nd Chance will accept patients with Medicaid insurance, commercial insurance, and patients without insurance. However, we do not bill commercial insurance. Doctor’s visits must be paid with a money order, cashiers check, or credit/debit card. Credit and debit card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee. We DO NOT accept cash..

For additional questions, please call 859-368-8820.

Initial Visit and Induction

Your initial visit is usually the longest and can last 3 to 6 hours. Plan to arrive 1 hour before your appointment to complete all paperwork and labs.

If you are taking opioids, stop ALL opioids 2 days prior to your clinic appointment. You need to be in the early stages of withdrawal to be seen and have medication prescribed.

If you are currently prescribed methadone you must adhere to the following guidelines to minimize the onset of withdrawal:

  • Methadone dose must be equal to or less than 30mg per day. Recommendations advise maintaining this dose for at least 1 week, and pausing the methadone treatment at least one week prior to your clinic appointment.
  • Failure to comply with the above may result in serious precipitation of withdrawals(i.e. severe dope sickness).
  • Patients may be required to participate in induction*, it is up to the provider’s discretion.

    *Induction is simply the process of administering the medication to you in the office and teaching you how to take your medication correctly. Because of this, you need to arrange for a designated driver for your first visit until we see how the Buprenorphine will affect your ability to drive. You will be required to go to a local pharmacy to fill a portion of your prescription and bring your medication back to the clinic for administration(you will need to pay for the medication). Your doctor will monitor your vital signs and see how you tolerate the medication. This process takes approximately 60 minutes to 3 hours and gives confirmation that you know how to properly take your medication and that you do not develop side effects or have complications.

Next Visit

For your next visit we ask that you follow these directions:

  • Arrive on time as instructed.
  • Check-in with Medical Staff, bring your VALID – I.D. (WITHOUT A VALID I.D. YOU WILL NOT BE SEEN, NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS A DEA REGULATION.)
  • IMMEDIATELY check-in with counseling side.
  • Have a seat in waiting area until your name is  called for your urine drug screen.
  • After your drug screen and counseling session are completed, return to medical waiting room and wait to see the doctor.
  • We ask that you follow these directions so that the patient flow is as smooth as possible.