The UPO Comprehensive Treatment Center is an outpatient medically managed opioid treatment program. The goal of the treatment programs is to strengthen individual patient motivation to enter and remain in treatment until they are successful by utilizing a coordinated network of services, linkages and programs.
The goal of the treatment programs is to strengthen individual patient motivation to enter and remain in treatment until they are successful by utilizing a coordinated network of services, linkages and programs.
The outpatient Opioid Treatment program provides medically managed treatment to opiate-dependent persons. The Comprehensive Treatment Center offers substance abuse services under a Human Care Provider Agreement through a contract with the Department of Health Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration Drug Treatment Choice Program (APRA) – which was funded starting in 2000 with patient services beginning in October of that year.
Program Contract Capacity
Currently, the Program Contract Capacity is 600.
In carrying out our mission, we provide an array of services aimed at helping patients improve their quality of life. The services include but are not limited to:
- Daily Medication and Monitoring
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Patient Education
- Case Management Referral Services (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis Education and Screening)
- Breathalyzer and Urinalysis Screening
- Methadone Dosing Assessments
- Crisis Interventions
Under APRA, one must be or older and a DC resident who does not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover substance abuse treatment services in order to qualify for services. VA determines its eligibility criteria.
To access this program, an individual must visit APRA’s Assessment and Referral Center located at 70 N Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 (one block west of the New York Avenue Metro stop). No appointment is necessary and the Center is open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 6 pm. The telephone number is 202-727-8473.
Please bring with you as proof of residency one of the following items:
- A valid motor vehicle operator’s permit or non-driver’s identification card issued by the District. Homeless residents, as certified by an approved social service provider are eligible to receive a non-driver identification card free of charge for the DC Department of Motor Vehicles.
- A voter registration card with an address in the District;
- A copy of a lease or a rent receipt for real property located in the District;
- A utility bill for real property located in the District; or
- A copy of the most current federal income tax return or Earned Income Credit (EIC) form.
State: D.C. Health Care Regulation and Licensing Administration
Federal: CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities),
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/ DHHS),
DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)
UPO Comprehensive Treatment Center
1900 Massachusetts Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. , closed from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Closed on Sundays