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Opioid Treatment Program

A CARF-accredited treatment program, which includes Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

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Chemical Dependency

CARS team

Providing outpatient chemical dependency services located in Ithaca, New York, we are a team of unique professionals dedicated to providing holistic recovery services that recognize and value the innate dignity of each person.

Our services are defined by the values of individual empowerment, knowledge, caring, and the potential of each individual to effectively collaborate in his or her ongoing recovery. We measure ourselves by our ability to assist individuals to experience a life free from the harmful effects of substances and to release their potential.

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Our Approach

Program (OTP)

CARS' Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) provides clients with several individualized treatment options to assist with opiate use disorders. We can provide our clients with treatments such as methadone, buprenorphine, individual counseling, group counseling, acute medical care, Hepatitis C treatment, and peer services.

Through these services we support our clients with a whole person approach, meaning we offer support in finding insurance, housing, employment, transportation, and other needs that will assist them in improving their overall wellbeing

These services are provided at our Brick-and-mortar site at 334 W. Martin Luther King Jr St Ithaca, NY and, beginning September 2023, on our Mobile Medication Unit in Norwich, NY. Both of these locations provide the same services including in person or via telepractice.

Links to Program Documents and Forms:
* OTP Incoming Guest Dosing Form
* OTP Screening Form
* Updated Client Transfer Form
* Updated Incoming Guest Dosing Fee Agreement Form
* Blank Consent (DOCX)
* Blank Consent (PDF)
* Consent OTP Participation and Central Registry Form

CARS' Ithaca oTP & Norwich Mobile otp

How to Access Services

OTP Service Access

Admission to our program: If you or someone you know would like to engage in these services or get additional information please call (phone number) Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00PM. You can also complete the OTP screening form (see green section, above) and submit that to (Email address), once we receive this we will contact you as soon as possible to review and discuss the information provided.

Transferring From Another Program: If you are currently engaged in another OTP program and would like to transfer to CARS OTP program, please have your current OTP complete the Transfer Packet (see green section, above). This can be emailed to (email address) or faxed to (607)273-1277. We will need the following documentation send along with the packet, assessment, most recent toxicology test, physical exam, EKG, labs, and insurance information. Once we receive all documentation we will contact your current OTP program and discuss coordination of care

Guest Dosing: If you are engaged in OTP services at another provider and would like to guest dose with CARS please have your home OTP complete the Guest Dosing packet least2 weeks prior to starting guest dosing. Once we receive the completed form we will contact your program to discuss your request and coordinate care if appropriate.

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Program Documents and Forms - See "Links to Program Documents and Forms" in green section above.
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Additional Information

Insurance & Payments

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Most major insurances including Medicaid are accepted.

Not sure what your insurance covers? We will walk through it and help you understand what your options are based on insurance or your situation. We can also help you apply for Medicaid.

A sliding fee scale is offered for self-pay clients. Day and evening services are provided. We serve clients age 13 and older.  For information or an intake, appointment call 607-273-5500 or check the web at Treatment is individualized, with services spanning from 6 to 18 months including aftercare services

Getting started

How it works

Contact Us

To submit an application to our admissions coordinator, send us an email or give us a call at 607-273-5500.

Once the assessment is complete, the client and counselor will develop a treatment plan and work with our nurse practitioner or doctor to be evaluated for medication.

Walk-ins are welcome for our Outpatient and Opioid Treatment programs, and Addiction Counselors are available to do assessments during business hours.

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