Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres
Northwestern Ontario
Methadone Maintenance Program, Thunder Bay Red River Rd

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Offers a methadone maintenance program for opiate addicts based on an intensive outpatient model

Includes:
  • Initial intake screening procedure
  • A signed treatment contract
  • Focused medical examination
  • Appropriate lab tests
  • Initial as well as ongoing supervised urinalysis
  • Weekly group and individual therapy
  • Regular medical follow-ups and supervision
  • Regular daily Methadone dosing
  • Treatment of addiction related illness and/or diseases (such as Hepatitis C and HIV infection)
  • After care program

  • Partnered with The Maternity Centre to provide prenatal and antenatal care, education and support to mothers suffering addiction

Also offers onsite, in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit:
  • Needle Exchange Program
  • Naloxone Overdose Response Program - a lifesaving medication that can quickly restore the breathing of a person who has overdosed on heroin or prescription opioid pain medication
Eligibility
  • Individuals with an opiate addiction
  • Must have a valid Ontario Health Insurance (OHIP) card


Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
Application Process
  • Intake assessment required; call for more information
  • A physician, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, addiction counsellor, or other health care professional can call on behalf of an individual
Fees
Program - Individuals without coverage must pay a monthly cash payment ; None - Covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP), a Status Card, or Ontario Disability Pension
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
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(30) Provincial Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On November 22, 2018

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