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Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres
Northwestern Ontario
Methadone Maintenance Program

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Offers a methadone maintenance program for opiate addicts based on an intensive outpatient model, over a 12-24 month period

Services include:
  • 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
Also offers onsite, in partnership with the Northwestern 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
  • Hepatitis C education and prevention strategies, safe inhalation information and overall health and well-being support
Eligibility
Individuals 18 years of age and older who have an opiate addiction
Application Process
  • No referral required
  • Call or drop in to set up an intake appointment
Fees
Program - Individuals without coverage must pay a monthly cash payment ; None - Individuals covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP), a Status Card, or Ontario Disability Pension
Documents Required
Must have a valid Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) card
Accessibility
Not Accessible ; Parking available at plaza
Legal Status
(30) Provincial Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On March 19, 2020

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