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Medicaid For Methadone In Metaire Or New Orleans Louisiana

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Ainsley Marcellena Says:
I live in Metairie,Louisiana and attend a methadone clinic 25 miles away everyday.I have medicaid and would love a doctor close by or a clinic that takes medicaid.I'm a single mom trying to stay clean from drugs and methadone works but $165 every week plus gas to and from clinic everyday is taking every penny to my name!!!!SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

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Jayde Says:
I live in californa and here it's called medical and it covers the clinic. I have been on the clinic for two now and I have not spent a dime so you should ask the clinic if they accept it or call your worker and find out becuase you might be able to get it for free!

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Kandis Says:
I live on the westbank... Bridge City. There is a clinic in Marrero that I go to dude. I don't think they take Medicaid but its a lot better then 25 miles away! Its called The New Orleans Narcotic Treatment Center in Marrero

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John Says:
There is a clinic in Durant Oklahoma that takes OK. medicaid.

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Kandis Says:
Btw..... I googled it & some states do take Medicaid for methadone but La is not one of them unfortunately which sux cuz I have Medicaid too! I HATE paying 83 a week!!!

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Verwon Says:
That is correct, not all states Medicaid plans cover Methadone addiction treatments.

In addition, not all of them allow private doctors to provide addiction treatment, with it, either.

Here is the contact information for the clinic that Kandis mentioned: 504-347-1120

New Orleans Narcotic Treatment Center
7606 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA 70072.


You may also want to look into treatment with Suboxone, there is a website at that has a search so you can see if there are any doctors in your area that offer treatment with it.

Are there any other questions?

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Peter Says:
I need a Dr. who can prescibe Methadone in his office. With my job I cannot go to clinic each morning. It would be impossible. Someone in the Nem Orleans area or close. I need a once a month visit and thats it. Drug testing is no problem for me. I know methadone works for me. I've been on it before. I do not abuse Meth nor divert the medication. To keep my good-paying job I NEED this to happen. And soon. Suboxone has not helped me.

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Verwon Says:
Peter, for any doctor, or clinic to provide treatment with it, they have to be SAMHSA certified, which means they have to follow the full federal laws for it.

What this means is that you will not be able to get such take home doses immediately. It can take almost a year, before you get a month's worth of take home doses and would still have to report in twice a month.


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bluemoon Says:
That is incorrect. Any licensed Louisiana doctor can prescribe methadone as long as it's for the treatment of chronic pain but not addiction. The difficulty is finding a doctor who will do this. I have found a couple, but they would only prescribe it one time each.

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Verwon Says:
Bluemoon, that is actually what I meant, I apologize for not being more clear, but addiction treatment is what the SAMHSA regulations that I mentioned cover, so I wasn't referring to it for treating pain.

When it comes to pain treatment, any physician can prescribe it,but since it is very habit forming and can cause severe withdrawals, many of them are very reluctant to do so.


I'm guessing that those are the same reasons they would not continue prescribing it.

Additionally, you do need to be careful, because asking a doctor to prescribe a specific narcotic is construed by many of them as being drug seeking behavior.

Is there anything I can help with?

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Meliss Says:
I go to nontc in marrero on west bank. Its 86$ every week. Alittle cheaper.

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Steve Says:
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I need to know a doctors name who takes Medicare medicade or people health. If anyone can help I would be grateful the clinic is to expensive and inconvenient.

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pat Says:
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I don't know what your drug of choice is but im going through withdrawals right now don't know where to go I would help anyone if they would help me

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pat Says:
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The one in Westbank bridge city How much cause im very close

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SlickyNicky Says:
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Did you ever find a doctor in New Orleans that prescribes Methadone once a month? I am needing exactly what you were talking about on here!
Thanks :)

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sherry Says:
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Need dr takes medicaid for suboxone

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Mck Says:
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I am trying to work in New Orleans, but I'm tight on money and sick as heck making working near impossible. If anyone can point me to a really cheap clinic who can help me feel better so I can work and have money for a clinic I'd appreciate the help. {edited for privacy}

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Mck Says:
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If your in NO and still using can you help me out? Don't know anyone and need a doctor to prescribe. {edited for privacy}

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