BAART Programs Van Ness
BAART Programs Van Ness (Fresno/San Joaquin Valley)
The BAART Programs Van Ness location is an outpatient, opiate addiction treatment clinic that provides FDA-approved medication-assisted treatment along with other supportive opioid addiction services. The experienced and compassionate staff at BAART Van Ness is ready to help patients overcome their opioid use disorder, whether they are taking prescription pills like OxyContin and Hydrocodone or are using illicit opioids such as heroin or fentanyl. Each patient is treated with dignity and respect from the moment they enter the clinic’s doors and will receive an individualized treatment plan that includes a variety of services offered at BAART. A whole-patient approach is used in order to address all the difficulties associated with addiction, so in addition to MAT and counseling, referrals to community resources are also provided as needed.
Medication-Assisted Treatment at BAART
The most effective treatment available for those looking to overcome opioid use disorder is with the assistance of medications called methadone, or buprenorphine which is known most commonly as Suboxone ®. MAT allows those who have taken high doses of opioids daily to stave off withdrawal symptoms which can be painful and hard on the body. These medications are dispensed daily at the clinic, and the dosages are monitored by a medical provider to ensure a therapeutic dose is reached. The goal for each patient is to remove the physical elements of addition to allow the patient to address the causes and consequences of addiction. When appropriate, the provider will ramp down the body’s dependence on the medications and discontinue their use. This process looks different for each patient based on the history of their use and individual goals for recovery.
Methadone Treatment in the Fresno, CA Area
Methadone maintenance has been proven a successful method of treating opioid addiction for almost 50 years. Many people who are addicted to opioids are unable to stop on their own usually due to the awful experience of withdrawal. This pain also causes some to use more and more of the drug, introducing their body to larger doses to ward off the worst of the effects. Unlike many opioids, methadone is a “full agonist” opioid with a much longer half-life. This simply means that its effects are fully felt, but last longer, allowing a single therapeutic dose to reduce withdrawal symptoms for 24 – 36 hours.
With this form of treatment, patients are required to visit the methadone clinic daily where they will receive their dose under the medical supervision of staff members. These daily visits are an important step for those just beginning their treatment as they tend to hold patients accountable for their recovery progress and create much needed structure. After some time, privileges may be earned, and patients may be allowed to take the medication home with them to dispense daily without having to take a trip to the clinic.
Other Services Offered at BAART Van Ness
This BAART location also offers methadone detoxification, a 21-day program which utilizes methadone to safely taper a patient off of the illicit opioids without significant withdrawal symptoms. Methadone detox is an outpatient program where patients are able to detox safely and comfortably under medical supervision with compassionate medical professionals providing support.
Additionally, BAART offers buprenorphine in clinic and buprenorphine or Suboxone® by prescription. The program and medication that is right for each patient varies and will be determined during the intake process with consultation from a medical provider.
BAART also offers:
- Substance use disorder counseling
- Case management
- Coordinated treatment during pregnancy
- STD screening
- Addiction and relapse prevention education.
These services are available to all patients who are looking to take the necessary steps to get back on their feet and take control of their lives.
Get Help From the BAART Van Ness Methadone Clinic
For more information or to speak with the BAART Van Ness care team about a possible treatment plan for yourself or loved one, give them a call at 559.266.9581 or use the online contact form.
539 N. Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
6:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- Anthem Blue Cross of California
- Sliding Fee Scale
- TriWest (Health Net Federal Services)