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.
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
Team (left to right): Robyn Kelway, Geoff Thompson, Rachel Smith, Jesse
Hilburt, Valerie Martin, Chris Dickinson, Erin Isnor, Skye Ruttle.
For further information about overdoses and substance use services visit www.vch.ca/overdose.
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.
?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:
PARIS ID or PHN
Reason for referral
Best way to contact client for follow-up (phone, address, hang-out)
?Metered street parking is available. Buses 004, 007, 209 run directly past.
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.