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 Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center 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 Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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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Address & Hours

Business Hours:
Mon-Thu: 5:45am-6pm
Fri: 5:45am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 7am-11:30am

Medication Hours:
Mon-Fri: 5:45am-12:30pm
Sat-Sun: 6am-10:30am
Thanksgiving: Closed

Our Address:
34 Gifford St
New Bedford, MA 02744

Learn About Us

Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center is an outpatient opioid treatment center that provides medication-assisted care to adult men and women ages 18 and above. The services that are offered at Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center are designed for adults who have been dependent upon prescription painkillers, heroin, or other opioids for at least 12 months.

With a combination of specially selected prescription medications and an array of focused therapeutic activities, Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center helps adult men and women to overcome the physical and psychological obstacles that can prevent them from achieving and maintaining long-term recovery.

Following a thorough assessment of an individual’s needs and treatment goals, the staff of Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center will collaborate with the individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that identifies the medication and therapeutic interventions that are best suited to his or her unique situation. The following medications are incorporated into treatment at Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center:

  • Methadone
  • Suboxone (buprenorphine)

Methadone and Suboxone/buprenorphine allow individuals to stop using heroin, prescription painkillers, and other opioids of abuse without experiencing either the powerful cravings or other painful withdrawal symptoms. While taking methadone or Suboxone/buprenorphine, and individual will have the clarity of mind that will enable him or her to operate a motor vehicle, attend work and/or school, actively participate in the therapeutic elements of treatment, and otherwise fully engage in a healthy and productive lifestyle. Both of these medications have a documented history of safety and effectiveness when used as directed by a qualified healthcare provider as part of a licensed medication-assisted treatment program.

Our Treatment Therapies

Depending upon a person’s needs and goals, his or her time in treatment at Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center may also include the following elements:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Recovery and relapse prevention groups
  • Dental services
  • Laboratory services and drug testing
  • Anger management services
  • Peer counseling
  • Alcohol awareness education for drivers

All therapy is provided by experienced and compassionate professionals, and all services are offered in both English and Spanish.

To learn more about the medication and therapeutic aspects of medication-assisted treatment offered at Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you determine if our program is the perfect place for you or for a loved one.