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<div class="ExternalClassEE0168E4FECD42AB8E542F51DF836B9D"><p>​We provide primary health care to residents of the Downtown Eastside who do not have a primary physician and who have challenges accessing traditional health care services. </p><p>Services are provided by a team that may include doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, counsellors, social workers, community liaison workers, and peers. </p><p>Primary care health services include: medical exams; wound care; disease prevention; diagnosis; immunization for adults; information, treatment and prevention for sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV and hepatitis; TB testing and care.</p><p>We also provides addictions services including opiate agonist therapy (methadone/Suboxone) initiation and maintenance; needle exchange (clean needles and other harm reduction equipment/supplies) plus support in seeking detox, recovery houses and treatment centres. Counsellors provide short-term individual counselling, as well as groups that address both mental health and addiction issues and referrals to other community resources and education.</p><p>Other services offered at the center include a podiatrist, respiratory (lung) therapist, dietitian, and on-site pharmacy services.</p><p>Specialty area(s) include Hepatitis C program: offers monitoring and treatment of hepatitis C and a hepatitis C group.</p></div>569 Powell Street(604) 255-0314<div class="ExternalClassF063BA8C8B5E4185926E8FD6A48B6AC3"><p>Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.<br></p><p>Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.<br></p></div>(604) 255-3151V6A 1G8BC<div class="ExternalClass020DC4B7A32E4B10ADC72ED51F9670B2"><p> Accessible by public transit and free street parking is available.</p></div>49.2832926,-123.09180620000001<div class="ExternalClass84A642E551E04119AEFEA55A8E6BBA52"><p>Primary care provides services only to specific populations - not for general access. Priority is given to individuals who are living with complex psychosocial and clinical needs, who are vulnerable and underserved, and who require a higher intensity of services to achieve and maintain functional stability. </p><p>Screening for access to services will be completed by clinic staff at first visit.</p><p>Age Range: 19 and over</p></div>Downtown Community Health Centre

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