Who We Are

Community Medical Services is an opioid treatment program (OTP) different from all the rest, with a compassionate approach to care that goes beyond medication. Since 1983, Community Medical Services (CMS) has been at the forefront of evidence-based practices, providing outpatient medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) along with counseling and peer support services. Our roots in Phoenix, Arizona, have blossomed into more than 70 clinics across multiple states, including the country’s first 24-hour Opioid Treatment on Demand (OTOD) center in Phoenix.

CMS thrives on tackling the opioid epidemic head-on, especially where treatment resources are scarce. Our unwavering mission is to collaborate closely with the communities we serve, providing essential education about effective opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. Our commitment extends beyond treatment – we’re dedicated to erasing the impact of substance use, guiding patients through seamless care, free from the discrimination and stigma often associated with opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment.


Leading with our
Mission, Vision, and Values

Our mission is to help those who are suffering from substance use disorders. We consider these people our patients, and our singular aim is to help them heal. We’re proud that our clinics provide our patients an environment that is free of judgment and condescension and we’re steadfast in treating everyone with the utmost dignity and respect.

We are leading the change to eliminate the consequences of substance use disorder in our communities.
Our values drive us to make an impact by rebuilding the communities we serve, one patient at a time.
We see challenges as opportunities to demonstrate initiative
We really do see challenges as opportunities. we find inspiration in our patients’ tenacity. it take tremendous strength and determination for our patients to decide to reclaim their lives. the hurdles are considerable but we understand that these are strong committed people. they have to be to turn their lives around. these are the people we admire and emulate; which is why we expect our team and system partners to demonstrate the same kind of drive and initiative…finding new and better processes, identifying growth opportunities and partnerships, affecting positive changes on an ongoing basis. by doing so, we will make our company the best at what we do. it will give our patients the best available tools to improve their lives.
We listen to and honor the reality of those we serve.
You can’t provide solutions until you understand the problems; which is why we value employees and system partners who listen carefully to our patients before offering solutions. At CMS, we understand that every recovery is individual, one-of-a-kind reality for the patient; and success in each particular case is achieved by having all stakeholders working together, sharing insights and listening carefully to one another.
We are evangelists for practices grounded in science and evidence.
We value employees, patients and system partners who make decisions based on the most current research and scientific data…and not solely on anecdotal evidence or personal experience. There is a misconception that the treatment leading to one person’s sobriety is the only kind of treatment that will work for another person. Treatment effectiveness should be defined by outcomes and by science, not by personal philosophies.
We value people who are passionate about making an impact.
At CMS, our goal is nothing less than to make an impact on our world by rebuilding the communities in which we serve. We change them by changing one patient’s life at a time; and we want all our employees and system partners to have the same drive. Every day. We also acknowledge that our patients couldn’t make positive changes in their lives if they were just going through the motions. Our patients’ drive to change their world is what motivates us to do what we do every day.

Are you passionate about making an impact?

Community Engagement

At Community Medical Services, we are passionate about providing education on opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment to the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on living our values everyday and providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based content related to treatment, recovery, and strengthening community collaboration. Our staff is available to provide in-service training to your organization and educational sessions to members of the community on a variety of topics including:

  • Criminal Justice
  • MAT and Pregnancy • Navigating Child and Family Services
  • Collaborative Project Development
  • Establishing Relationships with Referral Sources
  • Client Advocacy

Our Patients Say It Best

Hear from our patients as they share their journeys through opioid use, addiction, and recovery. Witness resilience, compassionate care, and the life-changing power of recovery while emphasizing the importance of treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Community Perspectives

Discover essential insights, resources, and a platform for open discussions that empower both individuals and communities to better understand and navigate the complexities of opioid treatment together. Join us in fostering a shared understanding and compassionate support network.

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