Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center

Attention! Hooper has a new referral process and form for providers. More information below.

Central City Concern’s Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center (often referred to as Hooper Detox) provides both inpatient and outpatient withdrawal management and stabilization services for people seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Hooper Detox offers quality medical and clinical services, including a detailed history and physical, clinical assessment, peer support, care coordination, 24-hour nursing and milieu support, and transition planning. We also offer inpatient and outpatient induction services for people seeking Medication Supported Recovery for opioid use disorder.

Hooper Detox services are designed to assist with complex care needs and special populations. We welcome people seeking withdrawal management with the following care needs:

  • Pregnancy
  • Benzodiazapines
  • Opiates, alcohol, and/or stimulants
  • Methadone
  • Diabetes, hypertension, or other medical conditions

Many of the staff at Hooper are in recovery themselves and have experienced the challenges that come with withdrawal and early stabilization. They serve as reminders that recovery is possible and often provide the first rays of hope for the long journey ahead.

We offer both appointment and walk-in access for inpatient care. Outpatient services are by appointment only. Walk-ins are encouraged to arrive by 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, for morning triage; however, walk-ins may not be admitted on the same day based on capacity. Walk-in admissions each day are based on acuity and need, not “first come, first served,” so there is no need to arrive earlier than 7:30 a.m.

Appointments and referrals can be made by downloading and completing the Hooper Appointment Referral packet:

Hooper Appointment Referral Packet 2020 Fillable Hooper Appointment Referral Packet 2020 Fillable (425 KB)

The completed documents should be emailed to hooperreferrals@ccconcern.org. Care coordination is an integral part of Hooper services and the more information provided before or at admission will help us get started with transition planning.

Hooper is located at 1535 N Williams in Portland. Phones are provided for patient use on both units free of charge, but we are unable to accommodate visitation. Please plan to bring all current medications with you.

Please note the following updates to the admit process:

  • We are now able to admit patients from outside Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. However, patients from outside Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties need to contact their local CCO for referral to the Hooper Center prior to their admit.
  • Patients with Health Share: Kaiser, Health Share: Providence, or Health Share: Tuality require an authorization from their insurance company before they will be admitted.
  • Patients who are selected through our triage process and do not have insurance will be enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan if they are eligible.
  • Patients who are uninsurable or wish to self-pay will be charged a fee on a sliding scale.
  • Patients with private insurance NOT contracted with CCC, and those with Medicare will not be admitted; these patients should contact their insurance company for referral to their plan’s preferred resources.

It Began Here

His name was David P. Hooper. He was an eccentric, intelligent young man; a talented track star, aspiring politician and an alcoholic. He was also the last person to die of alcoholism in the Portland city jail. In 1971, Oregon made the momentous shift to define alcoholism as a disease, not a crime. That act also shifted the focus away from the legal system to the social service system to search for a better way to handle public drug and alcohol abuse. Central City Concern has been a vital part of the process from the beginning and the Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center still bears David’s name.


Yearly, nearly 2,000 people begin their recovery at Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center. Hear from Hooper Detox alumni about how their lives have changed: