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<div class="ExternalClass18A1B08F0FBA4577A878913FA3563310"><p>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.<br></p><h2>We help clients: <br></h2><ul><li><p>Navigation to appropriate services (e.g., primary care, detox, treatment, etc.)</p></li><li><p>Support in accessing Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) (e.g., methadone, suboxone, iOAT, etc.)</p></li><li><p>Overdose prevention education<br></p></li></ul><div>The Overdose Outreach Team does <strong>not </strong>provide long-term case management services.  However, they will support clients in accessing the long term supports as need.<br></div><div><br></div><p><img src="/PublishingImages/OOt-profile.jpg?RenditionID=1" alt="Overdose Outreach Team (left to right): Robyn Kelway, Geoff Thompson, Rachel Smith, Jesse Hilburt, Valerie Martin, Chris Dickins" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><em>Overdose Outreach Team (left to right): Robyn Kelway, Geoff Thompson, Rachel Smith, Jesse Hilburt, Valerie Martin, Chris Dickinson, Erin Isnor, Skye Ruttle.</em><br></p><h2>News<br></h2><p>August 31, 2018 - <a href="http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/vancouver-coastal-health%E2%80%99s-overdose-outreach-team-expands" target="_blank">Vancouver Coastal Health’s Overdose Outreach Team expands to Richmond and the North Shore</a><br></p><h2>Learn more<br></h2><p>For further information about overdoses and substance use services visit <a href="http://www.vch.ca/overdose" target="_blank">www.vch.ca/overdose</a>. <br></p></div>524 Powell Street<div class="ExternalClass1DF1A6B7CE9642F98AE175DDDE4DB75B"><p>The service is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, and available over the phone from 6pm to 8pm.  </p><p>On weekends and stat holidays the team is available by phone from 8am to 8pm. <br></p></div>(604) 360-2874 - Messages may be leftV6A 3B3BC<div class="ExternalClass7BBCFBDABCB04B8DBE6812F934B11B77"><p>​Metered street parking is available. Buses 004, 007, 209 run directly past.<br></p></div>49.282784,-123.09298209999997<div class="ExternalClass5079AC17B25747BC85B7D2D9B54EE2E1"><p>​People can self-refer or get a referral from health care providers. <br></p><p>To make a referral please call (604-360-2874) with as many of the following details as possible:</p><ul><li>Client's name</li><li>Birth date</li><li>PARIS ID or PHN </li><li>Reason for referral</li><li>Best way to contact client for follow-up (phone, address, hang-out)<br></li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClass556F5A6E1A8A412098F156E584CC8FBA"><p><a href="http://www.vch.ca/overdose" target="_blank">Overdose - VCH.ca </a><br></p><p><a href="http://towardtheheart.com/" target="_blank">Towards the Heart website</a><br></p><p><a href="https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/overdose" target="_blank">Overdose - Gov.bc.ca </a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass7AB95EA70C9848F0A6A63F7702889C58"><div><ul><li><p>People who are at high risk of overdose/recently overdosed and is <strong>not </strong>connected to care</p></li><li><p>People who are <strong>disconnected </strong>from care or <strong>not in regular contact</strong> with care and has overdosed recently<br></p></li></ul></div><p>If you are concerned about <strong>any </strong>client following an overdose on opioids, please call to make a referral. <br></p></div>Overdose Outreach Team<div class="ExternalClassF15D7E5160764526B47BB91F2D85FF10"><p><br></p></div><p>​</p>

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