WHO WE ARE
Community Medical Services began providing treatment in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983. We then expanded our footprint into Montana, North Dakota, and Alaska. In 2018, we acquired two existing opioid treatment programs, allowing us to expand into and serve communities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Today, CMS operates over 40 clinics across nine states. We are proud to have opened the nation’s first 24-hour Opioid Treatment on Demand (OTOD) center in Phoenix. We have since gone on to expand this model to Columbus, Ohio and West Allis, Wisconsin. At CMS, our focus is on meeting the challenges presented by the growing opioid epidemic in communities where treatment is lacking. Therefore, we have made it our mission to work with the communities we serve to provide education on the importance of effectively treating opioid use disorder. We strive to eliminate the consequences of substance use and to help our patients navigate the continuum of care without discrimination and stigma that they may face as result of their opioid use disorder and use of medication-assisted treatment.
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 judgement and condescension and we’re steadfast in treating everyone with the utmost dignity and respect.
Leading the change to eliminate the consequences of substance use disorder in our communities.
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.
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
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