Community Medical Services in Arizona

Community Medical Services in an Arizona based network of CARF-Accredited medication assisted treatment clinics which offer both methadone and Suboxone® to those suffering from opioid use disorder.  Community Medical Services, or CMS, as founded in 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona. CMS has expanded in Arizona presence to include Glendale, Tucson, and Mesa.  From Arizona, Community Medical Services expanded their operations to Montana in 2009 and expanded again to North Dakota and Alaska in 2016.   Each CMS location offers a different addiction medications, so be sure to review the location if you are already on a treatment such as methadone or Suboxone®.

Clinical Care

The first step in entering a treatment program with Community Medical Services is a phone assessment.  This is to determine if they are medically able to begin a MAT program.  If they are found suitable for this type of treatment, CMS will schedule an in-person assessment within a week.  Once these assessments are completed, clients receive a treatment plan which utilizes methadone or Suboxone.  This plan comes with a recommendation for group or 1-on-1 addiction therapy at the clinic.  The only requirement, however, is that a client attend a group or individual therapy at least once a month. 

The staff at CMS in Arizona are Physicians who administer the medication to the patients.  This includes MDs, Physicians Assistants, and Nurse Practitioner. Any of these three titles are able to prescribe addiction medications to clients under DEA regulations.  When it comes to addiction counseling and therapy most of CMS staff are LCSWs and LPCs while LISACs run the group therapy treatments.  

CMS’s foundation of treatment is Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT).  They also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). When it comes to Dual-Diagnosis, CMS typically refers to a local mental health clinic, however, the treatment team may uncover and help a client work through minor co-occurring disorders if for nothing else than to diagnose it.

Community Medical Services requires patients to come to the clinic every day, expect Sunday, for their daily Methadone dose.  Suboxone follow-ups are done weekly.  Both medications can be taken home by the client after 90 days of treatment and a record of recovery has been established.

Community Medical Services Reviews

There are no reviews from clients of CMS at this time.  This includes Google reviews or Facebook reviews. However, we were able to find reviews from the staff at Community Medical Services.  Overall, the staff on gave Community Medical Services 2.7 our of 5 stars as a workplace. This is with 40 reviews.  Many complaints that were mentioned were, lower pay, upper management issues, and changing of hours. 

Community Medical Services Arizona Locations

  • 3825 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

  • 2301 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

  • 6116 E Arbor Ave Bldg 1, Ste 104, Mesa, AZ 85206

  • 6626 E Carondelet Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710