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Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic

Our rapid access addiction medicine (RAAM) clinic is a low-barrier, walk-in clinic that clients can attend to get help for a substance use disorder without an appointment or formal referral. RAAM clinics provide time-limited medical addiction care (including pharmacotherapy, brief counselling, and referrals to community services).

Clients should have a valid Ontario health card.

For people with Opioid Use Disorder, we provide:

-       Medication treatment: methadone or buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone)

-       Referral for counselling

-       Access to harm reduction supplies including sterile needles and syringes

-       Naloxone kits and overdose prevention training

For people with Alcohol Use Disorder, we provide:

-       Treatment with anti-craving medications for alcohol: naltrexone or acamprosate

-       Referral for counseling, social support groups, etc.

-       Review of supplemental treatment options available (residential, day, outpatient)

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm

Ways to attend the RAAM Clinic:

-       Walk-in at the clinic Monday to Friday before 2 PM

-       Book an intake appointment by calling 613-569-3488 ext. 2106

-       If you have questions about this service, you may ask to speak with a registered nurse by calling 613-569-3488.

-       You can also ask you primary care provider to send a referral to our clinic (fax number: 613-569-3484).

Referring your client to the RAAM Clinic:

-       Send a fax with the person’s full name, date of birth, phone number, and a short note about their substance use disorder to 613-569-3484, attn: RAAM Clinic

-       OR, call 613-569-3488 ext. 2106 and leave a message with the person’s full name, date of birth, and phone number.

-       A registered nurse will contact the client to answer any questions, and review goals and expectations for the visit. If the referral is appropriate, the client will be seen at our clinic within 7 days.

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