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How To Find Medical Addiction Treatment

Canadadrugrehab.ca is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada.

Canadian Detox Medical Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs British Columbia

Other BC Addiction Services by Type

British Columbia Medical Services for the Treatment of Addiction

Medical services in this directory treat the physical aspects alcohol and drug misuse or addiction. Programs can include primary care, withdrawal management (detox), addiction medicine, medical monitoring and harm reduction programs such as methadone maintenance.

Links to BC Outpatient Services on this Page

Medical Services Listings by City

Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Withdrawal management services are designed to stabilize individuals who have consumed mood-altering substances to toxic levels. Since going "cold turkey" from alcohol or drugs can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms and can result in potentially life-threatening medical complications, around the clock supervision by trained medical staff is recommended.

The length of stay in an alcohol and drug detox program varies but is typically less than 3 days. Longer stays in detox may be required if opioids or alcohol are involved or if there are other medical conditions. During detox, little or no counselling is provided to the client.

Detox programs can be one of five varieties:
1. home detox (or daytox) - detoxification done at home which may include a visit from a nurse
2. social (non-medical) detox - detoxification provided in a residential setting but without the assistance of a nurse or physician (*)
3. medical detox - detoxification provided in a residential setting with the assistance of a nurse and physician. May be combined with residential treatment or as a separate service.
4. hospital detox - medical detoxification provided in an inpatient (hospital) setting
5. rapid detox - detox performed under anaesthesia by an addiction medicine specialist on an outpatient basis. Performed on individuals requiring opiate detoxification. This program is not covered by provincial insurance.

For access to publicly funded medical or hospital detox please check the following listings:
. Fraser Health Authority: Chilliwack and Surrey
. Interior Health Authority: Kamloops, Kelowna and Nakusp
. Northern Health Authority: Prince George
. Vancouver Coastal Health Authority: Vancouver
. Vancouver Island Health Authority: Nanaimo, Victoria

Some residential treatment centers (particularly private centers) provide detox as a means of facilitating an admission to their residential program. Patients may not be able to access these detox beds without agreeing to stay for residential treatment (typically 4 to 7 weeks). See the Residential Services section for more information.

(*) Note: technically, social detox is not actually a medical service since medical personnel do not monitor the patient.

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Methadone Maintenance Therapy in BC

Physicians
In British Columbia, physicians require special authorization to prescribe methadone for those struggling with opiate addiction or chronic pain.* According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC 2005 annual report, there are 299 methadone maintenance program prescribing physicians in British Columbia. Of these physicians, 51 percent practice in the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley area, 22% on Vancouver Island, 23% in the Interior and 4% in Northern BC.

To find a physician in your community who is licensed to prescribe methadone please contact the College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC. The College has the BC Methadone Program, phone (604) 733-7758 ext. 2628 or toll-free 1(800) 461-3008, ext. 2628.

(*) Note: physicians prescribing methadone for pain require a separate certification.

Pharmacies
As of June 2006, 477 pharmacies (52% of all BC pharmacies) dispense methadone. Of these pharmacies, 56% are located in the Lower Mainland area, 20% on Vancouver Island and 24% reside in other BC regions. For a list of methadone pharmacies visit www.bcpharmacists.or or contact Mary McLelland, Quality Outcomes Specialist, at the College of Pharmacists of BC, phone (604) 676-4226 or toll-free 1(866) 676-4226.

Source: Methadone Maintenance Program Overview (July 2006) College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

Clinics
Methadone clinics exist across British Columbia that dispense methadone and provide psychotherapy. While the physicians that work out of methadone clinics are regulated by the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, methadone clinics themselves are not regulated. In the directory listings that follow, methadone clinics will be listed as either private clinics or direct services of the Ministry of Health through the five regional Health Authorities.

Typically, methadone clinics are staffed with both medical professionals (nurses, physicians) as well as counsellors. Since physicians bill the provincial government for patient appointments the monthly fee is negligible, ranging from no fee to a maximum of $65 per month. Refer to the methadone clinic listings below for fees, hours of operation and access to service (drop-in or appointment required).

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Access to Methadone Maintenance Therapy in Communities Not Listed

Please note that access to methadone maintenance therapy may exist in other communities not listed in the Medical Services section. Readers are recommended to contact their local Mental Health & Addictions branch in the Government Outpatient Services section of this directory.

Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases in BC

"Drug abuse behaviour plays the single largest role in the spread of HIV Infection in the United States today" . Injection drug users have long been targeted by public health initiatives because of the recognized vulnerability of this population to blood-borne illness such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B & C. Worldwide, roughly one-tenth of new HIV infections result from needle sharing 2 while in Canada the rate is closer to 20 percent 3.

Typically, injection drug users are a hard-to-reach population so harm reduction approaches are often used as an alternative to abstinence-based treatment. Furthermore, service providers struggle with the concurrent treatment of addiction and HIV/AIDS 4. Many injection drug users in Canada have other risk factors and often live in inner city neighbourhoods, are aboriginal, or spend time in prison settings 4.

(1) Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, March 2005.
(2) Source: 2006 Report on the global AIDS epidemic (2006) UNAIDS
(3) Source: Care, Treatment and Support for Injection Drug Users Living with HITS/AIDS (1997) Health Canada.
(4) Source: Best Practices: Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation (1999) Health Canada, pp. 47-49, Gary Roberts, Alan Ogborne.

Primary Care Mental Health and Addiction Services in BC

Primary Care is defined as the first care a patient receives. It is often a family physician, although patients may also receive primary care from a nurse, a paramedic, midwife, or other types of health care providers.

Specialized primary care clinics for individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues are an important service for the many individuals that do not have a family physician and often find themselves relying on walk-in clinics. Specialized primary care clinics provide longer sessions and the opportunity for patients to get the personalized service typically limited to those with a family physician.

Please note that primary care mental health and addiction services are not always walk-in clinics. Individuals requiring primary care services should call ahead as many clinics often require an appointment or a referral from an approved health professional.

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Addiction Medicine Services in BC

Addiction medicine is defined as a field of medicine that is focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of substance-related disorders and addiction 1. Physicians with specialized expertise in addiction medicine are known as addiction physicians or addictionologists. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, 40 percent of its members are psychiatrists while the remainder have received medical training in other fields.

The addiction medicine specialists listed in this directory are typically in private practice and serve insurance companies, unions, or large employers who have an employee with substance misuse issues. Once the employee is referred to an addiction physician, an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) is provided which is an independent assessment that diagnoses for chemical dependency and provides treatment recommendations. Please note that the provision of an IME does not include psychotherapy.

(1) Source: Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)

Medical Monitoring Services in BC

Medical monitoring is defined as 'compulsory' supervision of patients who have had primary treatment for substance dependence 1. Those trained in medical monitoring ("monitors") work to ensure that an employee complies with the Independent Medical Evaluation issued by the addiction physician. Compliance can be ensured either biologically ('pee-testing') or by observing behaviour during mandatory, short-notice, face-to-face meetings with the employee. Typically, monitors have training in addiction counselling, practice strong boundary skills, and have some knowledge of mental health issues 2. Similar to addiction medicine, medical monitoring is a service provided to substance-misusing employees on behalf of referring entities such as insurance companies, unions, or large employers. Medical monitors do not provide psychotherapy to clients.

(1) Source: Medical Monitoring: The Key to Success (April 2008) Paul Farnan, M.D., HealthQuest.
(2) Source: Daniel Roitberg, RTC, ACRPS

Glossary of Acronyms

ASAM
- American Society of Addiction Medicine
CCFP
- Certificant of the College of Family Physicians as certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada
CPSBC
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
CSAM - Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
FASAM - Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Main Referral Lines
to Medical Services for those affected by Alcohol and Drug Misuse

BC Nurse Line
Phone: (604) 215-4700 (Vancouver)
Toll-free: 1(866) 215-4700
Deaf and Hearing-Impaired: 1(866) 889-4700
Note: the BC Nurse Line is staffed with Registered Nurses and provides triage, assessment of symptoms, translation services, call transfer to emergency services (crisis lines, ambulance), and referral to non-emergency programs (detox, outpatient counselling). Nurses also provide inter-rim self-care instructions for individuals who cannot immediately access counselling or MEDICAL SERVICES such as detox. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access Central
Toll-free: 1(866) 658-1221
Note: for referrals to detox and supportive recovery housing. Access Central is staffed with social workers who can provide on-the-spot counselling and coping strategies. Hours are 9 am to 7:45 pm seven days a week. Messages left on voice mail will be returned the following day.

D-Talks Youth Detox Line
Toll-free: 1(866) 658-1221
After hours: (604) 872-4349
Note: a toll-free number for youth 12 to 21 requiring detox treatment services. D-Talks is staffed with social workers who can provide on-the-spot counselling and coping strategies. Hours are 9 am to 9 pm seven days a week.

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ABBOTSFORD -MEDICAL SERVICES

Abbotsford Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Abbotsford Health Centre
Lower Mainland Drug Freedom Inc.
33634 Busby Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1V2
Phone: (604) 870-9925
Toll-free: 1(866) 870-9925
Note: A private clinic. Fees are $60 for the first month and $55 per month thereafter. Please call to schedule an appointment. Open Monday to Friday (hours vary on a daily basis).

Abbotsford Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Positive Living Fraser Valley Society
31414 Marshall Road, Abbotsford
Phone: (604) 556-6228
Note: provides support and services for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include referrals to services, housing, medication and lifestyle choices, transportation and application assistance.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) offers support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information call (604) 850-6639 or toll-free 1(888) 622-6337.

Abbotsford Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
2291B West Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E3
Phone:(604)864-9682 
Toll-Free: 1(866) 792-2351 (BC Only)
E-Mail: fvwecare@shawbiz.ca
Note: serves the Fraser Valley

ATLIN -  MEDICAL SERVICES

Atlin Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Atlin Health Centre
Atlin Outpost Hospital
Third Street, Atlin
Phone: (250) 651-7677
Note: provides stabilization services for Atlin residents. Services also include assessments and referrals. Typically, Atlin residents with more acute medical conditions are referred to the hospital in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories.

BURNABY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Burnaby Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases

HIV/AIDS Program
40 Begbie Street, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 526-2522
Note: provides counseling and support groups for individuals living with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS. Serves Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

Burnaby Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Burnaby Primary Care Clinic
3935 Kincaid Street, Burnaby
Burnaby Mental Health & Addictions
Phone: (604) 412-6571
Note: offers general medical health care to clients of Burnaby Mental Health & Addiction Services. Hours are 9:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

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CAMPBELL RIVER - MEDICAL SERVICES

Campbell River Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Second Chance Support Recovery
647 Birch St.
Campbell River, BC
Phone: (250) 830-1103 (Direct Line)
Phone: (250) 850-2141 (Intake - ask to speak to the crisis nurse)
Note: has four crisis stabilization beds that also serve as social detoxification beds for men. The intake number above connects to Campbell River General Hospital

Evergreen House
690 Evergreen Rd.
Campbell River, BC V9W 3R8
Phone: (250) 287-3791 (direct)
Phone: (250) 850-2141 (Intake - Ask to speak to the crisis nurse)
Note: Has four crisis stabilization beds that serve as social detoxification beds for women. Must be referred to these beds from the crisis nurse at Campbell River General Hospital.

John Howard Society of North Island
#201 - 140 A 10th Avenue, Campbell River
Phone: (250) 286-0611
Note: for youth 12 to 19 requiring detox there is 180 Degrees which provides home detox (daytox). This is a non-medical program. Youth may self-refer. After detox, youth may access a stabilization bed in a family care home to continue to address their drug and alcohol issues.

Campbell River Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Columbia Coast Addictions Services
1391 A Cedar Street, Campbell River
Phone: (250) 287-4822
Note: Dr. MJ Clelland offers methadone maintenance therapy at Columbia Coast. Fees are $60 per month. Hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 to 6:00 pm.

North Island Medical Clinic
1405 Spruce Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 7K1
Phone: (250) 286-1334
Note: Dr. Anna Olga Theresa Kindy offers methadone maintenance therapy at North Island Medical Clinic. An appointment is necessary. Fees are $60 per month. Hours are 9:00 to 5:00 pm Tuesday and Thursdays and alternating Thursdays and Fridays in Courtenay.

CHASE - MEDICAL SERVICES

Chase Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Chase & District Primary Health Services
825 Thompson Avenue, Chase

Department #1 - Chase & District Primary Health Care Centre
Phone: (250) 679-1400
Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 pm.

Department #2 - Chase Medical Clinic
Phone: (250) 679-1420
Hours: walk-in hours are 10:00 to 11:30 am Monday to Friday.

Department #3 - Scotch Creek Medical Clinic
Phone: (250) 955-0660
Hours: 9:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Note: Staffing at Chase & District includes family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, recreational and respiratory therapists, a registered dietician and home support workers. Available to residents in the Village of Chase; Adams Lake; Pritchard; Turtle Valley; Chase Creek; the Aboriginal communities of Little Shuswap Band, Adams Lake Band and Neskonlith Band; and the North Shuswap communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont, St. Ives and Seymour Arm.

CHILLIWACK - MEDICAL SERVICES

Chilliwack Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Riverstone Home/Mobile Detox & Daytox
1st floor - 45600 Menholm Road
Chilliwack General Hospital
Phone (604) 703-6986
Toll-free: 1(866) 795-0600
Note: This is a social detox home service. There are 4 stabilization beds (2 for men 2 for women). There are referrals made for medical withdrawal and into primary treatment programs. There is also a six week daytox program offered.

Chilliwack Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Cedarview Clinic
Lower Mainland Drug Freedom Inc.
9380 College Street
Chilliwack, BC V2P 4L6
Phone: (604) 792-1070
Toll-free: 1(877) 792-1070
Note: A private clinic. An appointment is necessary. Fee is $55 per month. Open Monday to Thursday (hours vary on a daily basis).

Chilliwack Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Fraser Valley Connection Services
2-46010 Princess Avenue, Chilliwack
Phone: (604)795-3757
Note: a program for youth that offers needle exchange, and HIV/AIDS support services for residents from Mission to Boston Bar. Hours are noon to 6 pm Monday to Friday.

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COMOX / COURTENAY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Comox / Courtenay Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Addiction Services
941C England Avenue
Courtenay BC V9N 2N7
Phone: (250) 331-8524
Note: provides daytox withdrawal management services

John Howard Society of North Island
#201 - 140 A 10th Avenue, Campbell River
Phone: (250) 286-0611
Note: for youth 12 to 19 requiring detox there is 180 Degrees which provides home-based transition services. This is a non-medical program. Youth may self-refer. After detox, youth may access a stabilization bed in a family care home to continue to address their drug and alcohol issues. This program is provided in both the Campbell River and Courtenay communities.

Substance Intervention Program
St. Joseph's General Hospital
2137 Comox Avenue
Comox, BC V9M 1P2
Phone: (250) 339-1573
Pager: (250) 703-9102
Note: provides social detoxification, screening, psychiatric assessment, and brief intervention.

Comox / Courtenay Methadone Maintenance Therapy

North Island Medical Clinic
1959 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 2L2
Phone: (250) 338-5097
Note: Dr. Anna Olga Theresa Kindy offers methadone maintenance therapy at North Island Medical Clinic. An appointment is necessary. Fees are $60 per month. Hours are 9:00 to 5:00 pm Tuesday and Thursdays and alternating Thursdays and Fridays in Courtenay.

Comox / Courtenay Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
2314A Rosewall Crescent
Courtenay, BC V9N 8R9
Phone: (250)334-8531
Toll-Free: 1(888) 334-8531
E-Mail: shelly_trimblett@wecare.ca
Note: serves Campbell River and the rest of the Comox Valley.

Healthserv
Comox
Phone: (250) 881-1186
Toll-free: 1(800) 270-8048

CRANBROOK - MEDICAL SERVICES

Cranbrook Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS)
Home Detox Program
#202 1617 Baker St.
Cranbrook, BC V1C 1B4
Phone: (250) 489-4344 (office)
Phone: (250) 417-6171 (chemical dependency prgm)
Pager: (250) 417-8113
Website: www.ekass.com
E-Mail: Use form on the "Contact Us" page of the website
Note: Home detox allows withdrawal from alcohol or drugs at home. A screening process is done to determine program eligibility. When eligibility requirements are met, nurses with experience in the addictions field will arrange and monitor the home detox. Serves Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Creston, and Golden.

Cranbrook Methadone Maintenance Therapy

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS)
202-1617 Baker Street, Cranbrook
Phone: (250) 489-4344
Note: EKASS, a contracted agency with the Interior Health Authority, offers a methadone maintenance program. See the website for intake procedures. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed from 12 noon to 1 pm).

Cranbrook Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Ankors AIDS Network
#46 - 17th Avenue, South Cranbrook
Phone: (250) 426-3383
Toll-free: 1(800) 421-2437
Note: offers a needle exchange/harm reduction program. Also provides outreach services for Creston, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs and Sparwood.

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DAWSON CREEK - MEDICAL SERVICES

Dawson Creek Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

The nearest medical detox in BC for residents of Dawson Creek is located in Prince George. Alternatively, there is Northern Addictions Centre (AADAC) in Grande Prairie, Alberta, phone (780) 538-6300 (24 hours).

DELTA MEDICAL SERVICES

Delta Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Bio-Scan
100-11950 80th Avenue
Delta, BC V4C 1Y2
Phone: (604) 599-4306 or 879-1196

Delta Medical Monitoring

Smith, Brenda - RN, COHN(C)
102-1628 Fosters Way, Delta
Phone: (778) 233-6029
Email: blsmith@telus.net
Note: Brenda is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse and provides workplace addiction management services: medical case management and monitoring services. Serves Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

DUNCAN - MEDICAL SERVICES

Duncan Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

To access the medical detox in Nanaimo, Clearview Centre, contact the following phone numbers in Duncan:
Phone: (250) 737-2007 loc. 4272
Crisis Line: (250) 748-1133

Applicants must call the numbers provided and speak with the crisis or chemical dependency nurse to determine if acute medical detoxification is indicated. For more information see the Nanaimo section.

Duncan Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Duncan Clinic
103 - 225 Canada Avenue
Duncan, BC V9L 1T6
Phone: (250) 597-1185
Note: A private clinic. Hours are 8:30 to 4:00 pm every Monday.

Duncan Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
#205-149 Ingram Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1N8
Phone:(250)746-9224 
E-Mail:  rbradley@wecarecanada.com

ENDERBY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Enderby Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Enderby Community Health Centre
707 - 3rd Avenue ,Enderby
Phone: (250) 838-2450
Note: Staffing at the Enderby Community Health Centre includes family doctors, nurses, mental health services, addiction services, a stop the violence counsellor and a Spallumcheen Band Counsellor. Services include counselling, diabetic education, smoking cessation support, immunization clinics and onsite laboratory services and ambulatory care. Enderby Community Health Centre serves the City of Enderby, Spallumcheen First Nation, and Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District (Grindrod, Mara, Kingfisher, Mabel Lake, Hucul and Ashton Creek). Hours are 8:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

KAMLOOPS - MEDICAL SERVICES

Phoenix Centre
922 3rd Avenue
Kamloops, BC V2C 6W5
Phone: (250) 374-4634
Text: (250) 320-0341 (m-f 9am-3:30pm)
Toll-Free: 1(877) 318-1177
Fax: (250) 374-4621
Website: www.phoenixcentre.org
E-Mail: ksad@phoenixcentre.org
Note: 20 bed facility provides alcohol and drug medical detoxification for adults 19+. Alternative arrangements will be made for youth 13-18.

Kamloops Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Phoenix Centre, a publicly funded service, also offers methadone maintenance therapy. To schedule an appointment call Barb, phone (250) 371-7098 or (250) 374-2345. There are two physicians, Drs. Baker and Witenburg, that operate out of two locations: 220 3rd Avenue and 300-321 Nicola Street. Call Barb for hours of operation and to schedule an appointment.

Kamloops Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Kamloops Downtown Health Centre
450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 851-7954
Note: service area includes the City of Kamloops and surrounding communities in the local health area. An appointment is necessary. Kamloops Downtown Health Centre is staffed with family doctors, nurse practitioners, primary health care nurses, mental health counsellors, respiratory therapists, public health nurses and administrative support. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

Kamloops Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
200A-418 St. Paul Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2J6
Phone: (250)851-2911
E-Mail: wecare@telus.net

KASLO - MEDICAL SERVICES

Kaslo Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Victorian Community Health Centre
673 A Avenue
Phone: (250) 353-2291
Note: The Kaslo Primary Health Services team includes family doctors, nurses, community health workers, mental health & addiction clinicians, a community case manager, a physiotherapist and a pregnancy outreach counsellor. Please call to set an appointment. Serves the Village of Kaslo and Area D of the Central Kootenay Regional District (Ainsworth, Argenta, Howser, Gerrard, Cooper Creek, Lardeau, Meadow Creek and Johnson's Landing). Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:30 pm (closed 12:30 to 1:30 pm).

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KELOWNA - MEDICAL SERVICES

Kelowna Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Crossroads Treatment Centre
123 Franklin Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 6A9
Phone: (250) 860-4001
Toll-free 1(866) 860-4001
Note: provides co-ed adult medical detoxification services. Preference is provided to residents residing within the boundaries of the Interior Health Authority (IHA) at no cost. Residents of other Regional Health Authorities in BC can also access detox services at no cost, however, wait times can sometimes be lengthy since IHA residents are always given priority and typically "bump" non-IHA British Columbians. No referral is required and individuals on wait lists are recommended to call in daily.

Please note that IHA, non-IHA, and out-of-province residents can get next-day access with a private pay fee of $250 per diem. Typically, detox stays are 5 to 10 days at Crossroads. Please note that IHA, non-IHA, and out-of-province residents can get next-day access with a private pay fee of $350 per diem. Typically, detox stays are 5 to 10 days at Crossroads. PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM WILL BE SHUTTING DOWN JUNE 30 2012

Kelowna Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Kelowna Mental Health and Substance Use Clinic
1340 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N1
Phone: (250) 868-7788
Note: A publicly funded clinic. One clinic session is available per week. Drs. Davidson and Allison provide methadone maintenance therapy at this location. Hours vary and an appointment is required. Please note that new patients are currently on a wait list. As an option, new patients may want to try Kamloops.

Kelowna Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Outreach Urban Health Centre
455 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 868-2230
Note: No appointment is necessary. Services include mental health counselling and referral, general health assessment and wound care, alcohol and drug counselling and referral, social work counselling, case management, needle exchange as well as STD & TB testing. The interdisciplinary team includes family doctors, public and home care health nurses, prevention workers, a mental health counsellor, an addiction counsellor, and a social worker. Outreach Urban serves the City of Kelowna and surrounding communities in the local health area. Office hours are 10:00 to 4:00 pm while Outreach Services are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 11:30 am then 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Kelowna Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
#103 - 1626 Richter Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2M3
P: (250)861-8315
E-Mail: cpears@wecarecanada.com

KIMBERLEY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Kimberley Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services


Kimberley Primary Health Care Centre
Kimberley Health Centre
260 4th Avenue, Kimberley
Phone: (250) 427-2215
Note: Services include immunization clinics, public health and mental health counselling. Staffing includes nurses, case managers, home support workers and mental health clinicians. Kimberley Primary Health serves the City of Kimberley, St. Mary Valley, Meadowbrook, Ta Ta Creek and Wasa. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

LANGLEY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Langley Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Avecina Medical Clinic
100 - 20644 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC V3A 4G5
Phone: (604) 539-1744

LOGAN LAKE - MEDICAL SERVICES

Logan Lake Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Logan Lake Primary Health Care Centre
5 Beryl Drive, Logan Lake
Phone: (250) 523-9414
Note: Staffing includes family doctors, nurses, a mental health counsellor, a dietician and various adjunct therapists. Serves the District of Logan Lake, Lac Le Jeune and Spatsum. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

MAPLE RIDGE - MEDICAL SERVICES

Maple Ridge Methadone Maintenance Therapy


Alouette Addictions Services
201- 22477 Lougheed Highway
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2T8
Phone: (604) 467-5179
Phone: (604) 583-6364
Note: A contracted agency with the Fraser Health Authority. Dr. Johan Wouterloot provides methadone maintenance therapy services through Alouette. Fee is $40 per month.As of March, 2011, no new clients are being accepted.

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MISSION - MEDICAL SERVICES

Mission Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Mission Oaks Medical Centre
7303 Hurd St.
Mission, BC V2V 3H6
Phone: (604) 826-7111

Mission Addiction Medicine Services

Wouterloot, Johan - B.Sc., MD, CCFP, ASAM, CSAM
Mission Oaks Medical Center
7303 Hurd Street, Mission
Phone: (604) 826-4911 or (604) 462-9915
Note: as of October, 2008, Dr. Wouterloot is not accepting new patients.

NANAIMO - MEDICAL SERVICES

Nanaimo Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Nanaimo Mental Health and Addictions Services
Access/Crisis Services
203-2000 Island Highway North
(Brooks Landing Mall)
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W3
Phone: (250) 739-5710
Note: Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Provides withdrawal management support but not on a residential basis - clients are referred to the beds they have at the Clearview centre. This program also provides crisis and addiction counselling, as well as assessment and referrals into treatment programs.

Clearview Centre
967 Haliburton Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6N5
Phone: (250) 739-5891
Fax: (250) 739-5892
Note: clients wanting to be assessed for referral the contact number is a message line at 250-739-5859, and messages are checked Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:30, and on weekends call the crisis line or access medical support through their doctor, walk in or ER. Clearview is a 12 bed non smoking medical detox, operated by the Vancouver Island Health Authority, providing medically supported withdrawal support and referrals to other support services.

Nanaimo Methadone Maintenance Therapy

AVI Health Centre
216 - 55 Victoria Road
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N9
Phone: (250) 754-9111
Note: A private clinic. An intake with an in-house counsellor is necessary before meeting with a methadone-prescribing physician. Fee is $40 per month. Hours are Monday to Wednesday 9:00 to 5:00 pm (closed 12:30 to 1:00 pm).

Victoria Road Clinic
200 - 55 Victoria
Nanaimo, BC V9R 4P6
Phone: (250) 716-9911
Note: A private clinic. An appointment is necessary. Fee is $65 per month. Hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) and Thursdays 8:30 to 12 noon.

Nanaimo Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
2349 East Wellington Rd.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6V7
Phone:(250)740-0035 
E-Mail: langejoyce@shaw.ca

NELSON - MEDICAL SERVICES

Nelson Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Ankors AIDS Network
Phone: (250) 505-5506
Toll-free: 1(800) 421-2437
Note: Ankors offers a needle exchange/harm reduction program at 101 Baker Street. Also serves Grand Forks, Nakusp, Rossland and Trail.

NEW DENVER - MEDICAL SERVICES

New Denver Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Slocan Community Health Centre
401 - Galena Avenue, New Denver
Phone: (250) 358-7911
Note: Staffing at Slocan Community Health Centre includes doctors, nurses and mental health clinicians. Hours are 7:00 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

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NEW WESTMINSTER - MEDICAL SERVICES

New Westminster Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Western Canada Detox Centre
207 - 301 East Columbia St
New Westminster, BC V3L 3W5
Phone: (604) 553-2262
Fax: (604) 525-2475
Website: www.westerndetox.com
E-Mail: debbril@shaw.ca
Note: provides rapid opiate detoxification under anesthesia for those struggling with withdrawal from heroin, methadone and other opiates. The assessment and the RODA are not covered by MSP, however, some extended medical plans do cover it under addiction treatment. The cost for the assessment is $1500.00. The cost for the RODA is $6800.00.Hours are 9:00 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. If the client does not meet the requirements for RODA other withdrawal services will be recommended. Dr. Coleman requires that clients seeking withdrawal here be set-up with primary treatment following withdrawal.

New Westminster Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Lower Mainland Drug Freedom
25 Blackwood Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 2T3
Phone: (604) 520-1068
Note: Fee is $65 per month. Hours are Monday & Thursday 9:30 to 6:00 pm, Tuesday 9:30 to 5:00 pm, Wednesday 9:30 to 6:30 pm, and Friday 9:30 to 4:00 pm (closed noon hour Monday to Friday).

New Westminster Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

The HIV/AIDS Program
40 Begbie Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 526-2522.
Note: provides counseling and support groups for individuals living with or are at risk for HIV/AIDS. Serves Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

New Westminster Needle Exchange
537 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 777-6740
Note: for injection drug users.

New Westminster Addiction Medicine Services

Coleman, Douglas - MD, CCFP, CASAM
Columbia Medical Building
#208 - 301 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 525-5211
Note: Dr. Coleman is also the Medical Director of Western Canada Detox Centre (see above).

Hedges, Donald - MD
Columbia Medical Building
#208 - 301 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: (604) 525-5211
Note: From 1984 to 1988, in addition to practicing Medicine, Donald Hedges served as Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at SFU. Since 1990 Donald has specialized in addiction medicine and has been an expert witness in addiction medicine by the Supreme Court of BC, by the Human Rights Tribunal and in labour relations hearings. Donald is the co-founder of BC's first caduceus group for health professionals in recovery.

Sobey, Paul - MD, CCFP
Paul W. Sobey Inc.
Keary Medical Centre
#107 - 245 East Columbia St., New Westminster
Phone: (604) 521-7784
E-Mail: psobey@shaw.ca

New Westminster Medical Monitoring

Roitberg, Daniel - RTC, ACRPS, Counsellor
#503 - 625 5th Avenue, New Westminster
Cell:(604) 589-8325 or (778) 861-1911
E-Mail: john@addictionmonitoring.com
Note: Daniel has worked in addictions since 1982. Daniel's main focus is monitoring employees with substance use disorders. Daniel is an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (CENAPS) and a Certified Reality Therapist (Glasser Institute - Van Nuys California). Daniel has helped to develop several inpatient and outpatient programs.

NORTH VANCOUVER - MEDICAL SERVICES

North Vancouver Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
301-145 West 15th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1R9
Phone:(604)980-6350
Toll-Free: 1(888) 592-1122
E-Mail: bmacdonald@wecarecanada.com

PARKSVILLE - MEDICAL SERVICES

Parksville Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Adult Addiction Services
249 W. Hirst Ave.
PO Box 1949
Parksville, BC V9P 2H7
Phone: (250) 947-8228
Fax: (250) 947-8229
Note: Outpatient withdrawal services are provided with the support of Crisis Response Nursing, the Alcohol & Drug Nurse and community physicians.

PENTICTON - MEDICAL SERVICES

Penticton Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
102-3310 Skaha Lake Road
Penticton, BC V2A 6G4
Phone:(250)493-6693
E-Mail: hslizek@wecarecanada.com

PORT ALBERNI - MEDICAL SERVICES

Port Alberni Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Port Alberni Intake Services
4780 Roger Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3Z2
Phone: (250) 731-1311
Fax: (250) 731-1312
Note: Intake provides a timely, single point of entry for all Port Alberni Mental Health and Addiction Services. If a client is eligible then home detox can be arranged, otherwise the client will be referred to the nearest hospital or to a medical withdrawal management centre. Assessment and other addictions services are offered at this location.

PORT COQUITLAM - MEDICAL SERVICES

Port Coquitlam Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
#2300, 2850 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 6K5
Phone: (604)552-4378 
E-Mail:  dpavon@wecarecanada.com
Note: serves Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Tri-Cities area.

PORT HARDY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Port Hardy Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Port Hardy Mental Health and Addiction Services
7070 Shorncliffe Avenue
Box 1290
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Phone: (250) 902-6051
Fax: (250) 902-6052
Note: This is an 8 bed stabilization house for clients with substance abuse issues. Clients are visited daily by a nurse, and the house is staffed with trained professionals. Please call for assessment to determine eligibility.

PORT McNEILL - MEDICAL SERVICES

Port McNeill Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Port McNeill Mental Health and Addiction Services
2750 Kingcome Place
Box 548
Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0
Phone: (250) 956-4461

PORT MOODY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Port Moody Medical Monitoring

Wint, Cory - BA, ICADC
HeartQuest Healing
Port Moody
Phone: (604) 818-1771
E-Mail: wint@heartquest.ca
Note: Since 1994, Cory has worked as a counsellor and has a degree in Human and Social Development from UVic. Cory has experience in dealing with complex problematic substance use and non-productive communication. Cory is also a certified Substance Abuse Professional as defined by the US Department of Transportation and is co-owner of Heartquest Holistic Wellness Centre.

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POWELL RIVER - MEDICAL SERVICES

Powell River Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Sunshine Coast Treatment Services
4739 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 3B5
Phone: (604) 485-7983
Note: Dr. Anna-Marie Maguire provides methadone maintenance therapy here Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 pm (closed noon hour). Fees are $60 per month. Please call for an appointment.

Powell River Addiction Medicine Services

For individuals with addictions who require non-crisis medical attention contact Dr. Jacques Du Toit, M.D. located at 4698 Marine Ave., phone (604) 485-2430. Dr. Du Toit also serves as Medical Director of Sunshine Coast Health Center.

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PRINCE GEORGE - MEDICAL SERVICES

Prince George Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Adult Withdrawal Management Unit
1308 Alward St.
Prince George, BC V2M 7B1
Phone: (250) 565-2175
Fax: (250) 565-2790
Note: 21 beds for adults requiring medical detox or withdrawal management services. Clients Must self-refer.

Nechako Youth Treatment
1308 Alward St.
Prince George, BC V2M 7B1
Phone: (250) 565-2881
Fax: (250) 565-2883
Note: Has one youth bed in their medical detox. Call for availability. No referral required.

Prince George Methadone Replacement Therapy

Methadone Program
1308 Alward Street, Prince George
Phone: (250) 565-2843
Note: A referral is required.

Central Interior Native Health Centre
1110 4th Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 564-4422
Note: a private clinic with staffing that includes doctors and social workers. No fee for methadone maintenance therapy. Appointments are required. Natives and non-Natives are welcome. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

Prince George Addiction Medicine Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
1811 Victoria, Suite 102
Prince George, BC V2L 2L6
Phone:(250)563-3501
Toll-Free: 1(866) 271-2850
E-Mail: wecarepg@shaw.ca

O'Malley, Michael - MD, ASAM
Suite 408, 2155 10th Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 563-7522
Note: office hours are Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 4:00 pm.

Prince George Medical Monitoring

O'Malley, Michael - MD, ASAM
Suite 408, 2155 10th Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 563-7522
Note: office hours are Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 4:00 pm.

QUESNEL - MEDICAL SERVICES

Quesnel Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Quesst Unit
GR Baker Memorial Hospital
543 Front Street
Quesnel, BC V2J 2K7
Phone: (250) 985-5608
Fax: (250) 992-2765
Note: Quesst is a five bed detox for adults requiring medical detoxification. A referral is required.

Quesnel Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Mental Health
Northern Health Authority
627 Walkem Street, Quesnel
Phone: (250) 983-6828
Note: Dr. John Fine, MD provides methadone maintenance therapy for Quesnel. An appointment and a referral is required. Hours are Monday 9:30 to 4:00 pm, Wednesday 9:30 to 12 noon and Friday 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm.

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Richmond Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Anne Vogel Clinic
8160 Cook Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 1T8
Phone: (604) 233-5699
Note: A free clinic. Hours are Monday to Wednesday 8:30 to 4:30 pm, Thursday 1:30 to 7:00 pm, Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm. Please note that on Fridays a doctor is available 10:00 to 3:00 pm. City Centre Health is closed during the noon hour Monday to Friday.

Richmond Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases

The Heart of Richmond Aids Society
203-641 Buswell Street, Richmond
Phone: (604) 277-5131
Note: provides support services for people with HIV/AIDS and operates a weekly support group. Available in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Richmond Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

For the Richmond primary care clinic for people with mental health and/or addiction issues see City Centre Health in the Richmond Methadone Maintenance Therapy section.

Richmond Addiction Medicine Services

Baker, Ray - MD, FCFP, FASAM
#660 - 5900 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Phone: (604) 718-6929
Toll-free: 1(888) 877-4777
Note: Ray Baker is a physician, certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and registered with CPSBC since 1976. As Assistant Professor, Dr. Baker designed and instituted the first addiction medicine curriculum at UBC's Medical School. From 1993 to 1997 he represented Canada on the Board of Directors of the ASAM, North America's credentialing body in this specialized area of medicine.

Farnan, Paul A. - MB, B.Ch., CCFP, ASAM
#660 - 5900 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Phone: (604) 718-6929
Toll-free: 1(888) 877-4777
Note: Besides his practice at Healthquest, Dr. Farnan is also a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice at UBC. He completed an additional training in Occupational Medicine through U of A. For almost 6 years, Dr. Farnan was Executive Director of the Physician Health Program of BC, which involves helping physicians who have problems related to substance use disorders.

HealthQuest
#660 - 5900 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Phone: (604) 718-6929
Toll-free: 1(888) 877-4777
Note: Healthquest specializes in the assessment, treatment planning & return-to-work for personnel with complex disabilities including chronic pain syndrome, stress-related and emotional disorders and substance use disorders). Healthquest works with organizations assisting them to develop policies and training programs teaching effective disability management & workplace health promotion techniques.

ROBERTS CREEK - MEDICAL SERVICES

Roberts Creek Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
PO Box 144
Roberts Creek, BC V0N 2W1
Phone: (604)885-9733
Toll-Free: 1(888) 592-1122

SECHELT - MEDICAL SERVICES

Sechelt Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Sunshine Coast Methadone Clinic
5542 Sunshine Coast Highway
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Phone: (604) 886-8678

Sechelt Medical Monitoring Services

McGarry, Marion - RN
Sechelt, BC
Phone: (604) 802-7271
E-Mail: marionmcgarry1@gmail.com
Note: Marion is a Registered Nurse with an Occupational Health Nursing degree. She has experience in case management and medical monitoring of addicted employees.

SPARWOOD - MEDICAL SERVICES

Sparwood Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services


Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
570 Pine Avenue, Sparwood
Phone: (250) 425-6212
Note: The interdisciplinary team at Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre includes family doctors, primary health care nurses, public health nurses, mental health clinicians, addiction counsellors and community case managers. Please call to set an appointment. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

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SURREY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Surrey Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre
13740 94 A Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 1N1
Phone: (604) 587-3755 ext.1 (adults)
Phone: (604) 587-3755 ext.2 (youth)
Note: a 30-bed detox located on the grounds of Surrey Memorial Hospital. Creekside has 24 adult and 6 youth beds.

Surrey Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Alliance Clinic
10085 Whalley Boulevard
Surrey, BC V3T 4G1
Phone: (604) 582-5826

Health Gate Medical Clinic
13446 108th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 2K1
Phone: (604) 583-6364
Note: A private clinic. Open Wednesdays.

Maxxine Wright Community Health Centre
13733 92nd Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 1H9
Phone: (604) 587-3835

New Beginnings
Lower Mainland Drug Freedom Inc.
10690 135A Street
Surrey, BC V3T 4E2
Phone: (604) 582-1068
Note: A private clinic. Walk-in clients are welcome. Hours are Monday 9:30 to 6:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 to 4:00 pm, and Thursday 9:30 to 3:00 pm (closed noon hour).

Park City Medical Center
Sandell Professional Center
#103-10216 128th Street
Surrey, BC V3T 2Z3
Phone: (604) 585-4385
Note: A private clinic. An appointment is necessary. Fee is $60 per month. Hours are Monday 11:00 to 4:00 pm, Tuesday 11:00 to 6:30 pm, Wednesday 11:00 to 6:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 to 6:00 pm, and Friday 10:00 to 1:00 pm (open noon hour).

Scott Town Medical Clinic
9556 120th Street
Surrey, BC V3V 4C1
Phone: (604) 588-0320

Valley Oak Clinic
#102 - 10663 King George Hwy.
Surrey, BC V3T 2X6
Phone: (604) 581-4181
Note: Valley Oak provides methadone maintenance treatment that allows patients to detoxify from opiates. Call for hours of operation. Fee is $50 per month.

Surrey Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Surrey North Community Health Centre
10697 135 A Street, Surrey
Free Medical Clinic: (604) 583-5666
Julian House: (604) 589-8678
Positive Haven: (604) 588-9004
Note: provides health services for residents of Surrey and neighbouring communities that may be infected with sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS. Also refers people to addiction and mental health services. Programs include a free medical clinic, Julian House which provides affordable housing for people with HIV/AIDS, and Positive Haven which provides counseling and a support group.

 

Surrey Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Primary Care Clinic
Gateway Station Tower
#1300 - 13401 - 108th Avenue, Surrey
Phone: (604) 953-4940
Note: a medical clinic providing general medical and nursing care to individuals experiencing addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues that do not have a family physician. Open to adults and youth and substance-affected family members. Staffing includes general practitioners with special interests in psychiatry and addictions, family nurse practitioners, registered nurses and medical office assistants. A referral is required. Hours are 9:00 to 6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 9:00 to 5:00 pm Monday and Friday (closed noon hour).

Surrey Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services
We Care Home Health Service
7330 - 137 Street, Unit 1108
Surrey, BC  V3W 1A3
Phone: (604) 596-0772
E-Mail: rbharaj@wecarecanada.com
Note: serves Surrey, North Delta and Whiterock

Healthserv
South Surrey
Phone: (250) 881-1186
Toll-free: 1(800) 270-8048

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TOFINO / UCLUELET - MEDICAL SERVICES

Tofino / Ucluelet Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Westcoast Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services Team
272 Main Street, PO Box 277
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: (250) 726-1282
Note: Counsellors can assist clients with referrals, funding and arrangements as required to access withdrawal management

VANCOUVER - MEDICAL SERVICES

For residents of Vancouver with addiction issues there is community health centres directly funded by VCHA that offer health care, addiction, and mental health services including methadone maintenance, primary care, treatment services for AIDS/HIV & other communicable diseases, and medical monitoring, refer to the Vancouver Medical Services section in sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca section..

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VERNON -MEDICAL SERVICES

Vernon Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Downtown Primary Care services include HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and education; as well as Hepatitis A, B, & C testing and education. For contact information see Vernon Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services below.

Vernon Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services


Downtown Primary Care
2902 29th Avenue, Vernon
Phone: (250) 541-1097
Note: Provides referrals to other support services including street clinic, mental health, addictions and family support. Downtown Primary Care is staffed by a medical office assistant, a nurse practitioner, and a coordinator/case manager. Downtown Primary Care is a partnership of First Nations Friendship Centre (FNFC) and Interior Health. Hours for family/youth are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 to 3:00 pm (closed noon hour). Hours for adults are Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Vernon Methadone Maintenance Therapy

LeRoux, Jacobus - MD
Vernon Methadone Clinic
Suite 103 - 3310 32nd Ave.
Vernon, BC V1T 2M6
Phone: (778) 475-5810
E-Mail: specialclinic@hotmail.ca

Steward, Wayne - MD
Vernon Methadone Clinic
Suite 103 - 3310 32nd Ave.
Vernon, BC V1T 2M6
Phone: (778) 475-5810
E-Mail: specialclinic@hotmail.ca

VICTORIA - MEDICAL SERVICES

For residents of Victoria with addiction issues there is community health centres directly funded by VIHA that offer health care, addiction, and mental health services including methadone maintenance, primary care, treatment services for AIDS/HIV & other communicable diseases, and medical monitoring, refer to the Victoria Medical Services section in sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca section. 

WEST VANCOUVER - MEDICAL SERVICES

West Vancouver Medical Monitoring

Roitberg, Daniel - RTC, ACRPS, Counsellor
300 - 545 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver
Cell: (604) 589-8325or (778) 861-1911
E-Mail: john@addictionmonitoring.com
Note: Daniel has worked in addictions since 1982. Daniel's main focus is monitoring employees with substance use disorders. Daniel is an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (CENAPS) and a Certified Reality Therapist (Glasser Institute - Van Nuys California). Daniel has helped to develop several inpatient and outpatient programs.

West Vancouver Addiction Medicine Services

Ocana, Anthony M., M.Sc., MD, CCFP, ASAM
NorthShore ADHD and Addiction Clinic
#201 - 520 17th St.
West Vancouver, BC V7V 3S8
Phone: (604) 913-8183 ext. 2235
Website: www.northshoreadhd.com
Note: Dr. Ocana specializes in the treatment of addiction and attention deficit disorder.

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