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NorWest Community Health Centres

Rapid Access Addictions Medicine Clinic

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RAAM clinics are offering telephone and video appointments when possible, with access to technology to connect with the clinic also available; screening of clients when in-person appointments are necessary.

RAAM clinics are now operating out of Norwest Community Health Centre ONLY at 525 Simpson St, Mon-Thu, during regular clinic hours (no walk-ins until further notice). Referrals are still being accepted from service providers.

Call to schedule an appointment 807-626-8478

Effective Tuesday April 14, 2020: All clients who are attending in-person appointments are to enter through the Path525 entrance ONLY, located on the corner of Simpson St and Heron St


Allows individuals experiencing drug or alcohol addictions to receive counselling, appropriate addiction medications, and connections to community treatment programs

Services available include:
  • Assessment of substance use concerns and review of treatment options
  • Brief individual counseling and psychotherapy
  • Management of acute alcohol and opioid withdrawal
  • Outpatient tapering off for patients on opioids or benzodiazepines
  • Medication assisted treatment for alcohol, opioid and cannabis use disorders
  • Education on overdose prevention and use of naloxone
  • Referral to community supports and treatment programs
  • Reintegration support for patients who have completed residential treatment
Works in partnership with St Joseph's Care Group, Dilico Anishinabek Health Centres, People Advocating for Change through Empowerment (PACE), and the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre
Hours of Operation
1400 - 1700
1400 - 1700
1400 - 1700
1400 - 1700

Mon-Thu 2 pm-5 pm
Individuals 16 years of age and older
Application Process
  • No referral required
  • Call or drop in for more information
Documents Required
Valid Ontario health (OHIP) card required; support available for individuals who need to obtain a health card
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
September 10, 2021