The beginning of any new experience can be difficult, and the fear of the unknown can bring even more anxiety. At CompDrug, we understand that and are ready to meet you with compassion and understanding. We congratulate you on taking this step toward health and wellness.

The admission process at CompDrug is tailored to each individual patient and what you need and want. Admissions that include a medical evaluation for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) take about 4 hours, while admissions that don’t require a medical assessment may take 1-2 hours. Rest assured you are not alone. Our staff are here to support you each step of the way and make you as comfortable as we can.

Our admission building (Building D) is part of a small “campus” of buildings that make up our comprehensive outpatient treatment program. Click HERE for a map of our treatment campus.

The address where you will arrive for admissions is:

1416 Fields Ave Columbus, OH 43211

Everyone participating in the admission process will register, be matched with a peer, and complete a clinical assessment with a member of our counseling team. If you are also being considered for medication as part of your treatment, you will also be seen by a member of our medical team, be asked to provide a blood and urine sample, and receive your first dose of medication during the admission process.


Admissions take place on a walk-in basis between 6am and 1pm, but you are encouraged to arrive by 11am if you are interested in finishing the process the same day.

Once you enter the building, you will be greeted by a staff member who will show you to a seat to begin paperwork on a tablet. We will check on you throughout the process.

While you aren’t required to fill out anything ahead of time, completing some of the paperwork online before you arrive can make the process move a little faster.

Click HERE to start your paperwork today!

What to bring: Bring your ID and insurance information if you have it.

Peer Orientation

All new patients are matched with a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist who will help you get acquainted to CompDrug and walk you through the new patient orientation.

Clinical Assessment

During the clinical assessment, you will meet with one of our licensed professional counselors to discuss the expectations of the program and understand why you’re seeking treatment. Our counselors will ask for general information like family history of use, your current living situation, your highest level of education, any legal history, employment history and any history of abuse. Then they will answer any questions you may have about what to expect from our program, and treatment recommendations. All this information will help give us a better understanding of the treatment you need and the help you deserve.

Counseling is required as a part of your treatment at CompDrug, and counseling requirements are based on each individual’s treatment plan and goals.

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)

For those who are evaluated to receive medication for opioid use disorder in addition to counseling, the following will also be part of your admission:

Blood Test, Toxicology and EKG

The blood test screens for underlying health concerns that could affect your treatment, such as Hepatitis, HIV, Syphilis, and Tuberculosis. An EKG is completed to check the electrical activity of your heart. Methadone, one of the medication options for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, may impact electrical activity. Checking a baseline EKG helps to ensure methadone administration remains safe.

We know this is a challenging time for you, and you may have substances in your body at the time of admission. It is important for us to check for these substances so we can make the best, safest, medical decision for you.

Our urine screen tests for:

  • Alcohol / ETG
  • Amphetamine
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • THC

Medical Provider Visit

After toxicology and blood work, you will meet with one of our Staff Physicians or Certified Nurse Practitioners. The provider will assess your health and needs related to substance use disorders, answer questions and address any concerns regarding your treatment. Through that first assessment the provider will work with you to determine appropriate treatment options that could include medication assisted treatment and/or support medication to help you achieve your goals.


Staff will accompany you to “Building A” for a tour and to get your first dose of medication.