Overdose Outreach Team

Our team of outreach and social workers and peer support specialists provide connections for people who have recently experienced opioid overdose and/or are at high risk for opioid overdose to substance use care and support. We currently serve Powell River, Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish, Vancouver and the North Shore.

We help clients: 

  • Navigation to appropriate services (e.g., primary care, detox, treatment, etc.)

  • Support in accessing Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) (e.g., methadone, suboxone, iOAT, etc.)

  • Overdose prevention education

The Overdose Outreach Team does not provide long-term case management services.  However, they will support clients in accessing the long term supports as need.

Overdose Outreach Team (left to right): Robyn Kelway, Geoff Thompson, Rachel Smith, Jesse Hilburt, Valerie Martin, Chris Dickins

Overdose Outreach Team (left to right): Robyn Kelway, Geoff Thompson, Rachel Smith, Jesse Hilburt, Valerie Martin, Chris Dickinson, Erin Isnor, Skye Ruttle.

News

August 31, 2018 - Vancouver Coastal Health?s Overdose Outreach Team expands to Richmond and the North Shore

Learn more

For further information about overdoses and substance use services visit www.vch.ca/overdose

Overdose Outreach Team

524 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 3B3
Phone: (604) 360-2874 - Messages may be left

Hours of operation

The service is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, and available over the phone from 6pm to 8pm. 

On weekends and stat holidays the team is available by phone from 8am to 8pm. 

Referral

?People can self-refer or get a referral from health care providers. 

To make a referral please call (604-360-2874) with as many of the following details as possible:

  • Client's name

  • Birth date

  • PARIS ID or PHN

  • Reason for referral

  • Best way to contact client for follow-up (phone, address, hang-out)

Parking & transportation

?Metered street parking is available. Buses 004, 007, 209 run directly past.

Eligibility

  • People who are at high risk of overdose/recently overdosed and is not connected to care

  • People who are disconnected from care or not in regular contact with care and has overdosed recently

If you are concerned about any client following an overdose on opioids, please call to make a referral. 

Resources

Custom 1


?