FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aaron M. Laxton 

Phone: 314-610-0999



ARCA remains open for patients to prevent overdose deaths

ARCA will continue providing care for all patients, established and new, at ARCA.

[Saint Louis, Missouri, March 17, 2020] Our team has been working on contingency plans for the last several weeks to ensure that there is no interruption to the critical medicated assisted treatment services provided to our patients combatting opioid addiction and substance use. We feel prepared to continue providing the great care that ARCA is known for in addiction medicine. 

At ARCA, the health and safety of our patients is of the utmost importance. Maintaining a clean facility is paramount to our daily operations. In light of recent concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have increased the intervals of our cleaning procedures and have added additional hand sanitizer stations.

We understand that any interruption in addiction treatment can have significant health impacts to our patients. We continue to work with our state and local Departments of Health and community partners to ensure no interruption in services. We will continue to enroll new patients during this time.

As is recommended by the CDC and St. Louis County Health Department, we ask that if patients feel sick or have been around anyone who feels sick, please do not come into the clinic. They should contact our office via phone at 314-645-6840 for us to best serve them. This is the best way to avoid spreading any illness and make sure they get the rest they need to recover. Please ensure that clients are fever-free for 24 hours before coming into the clinic.

Assisted Recovery Centers of America is the largest provider of tele-heath and addiction services in the state of Missouri. ARCA has provided research- and evidence-based interventions, incorporating innovative, experiential techniques and emerging technologies in the St. Louis region since 2001.


If you would like more information, please call Aaron M. Laxton at 314-610-0999, or email

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