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OPEN 9am - 4pm

7 days a week, 365 days a year

PH:   604-485-7134  or  604-208-9993

FAX:  236-327-8072   EMAIL:


Referrals can be completed over the phone, sent by email or fax, or done in person.  Participants can self-refer or be referred by a physician, health care or other support or care provider. 

What is "iOAT"?

Opioid Agonist Therapies (OATs) are a safe, effective and life-saving option for individuals experiencing severe opioid dependence.  They involve taking prescribed medications to reduce opioid cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms. OATs can significantly improve stability and day-to-day functioning.

iOAT in Canada currently involves the supervised injection of prescribed hydromorphone, or diacetylmorphine (i.e. medical heroin).  Learn more about iOAT here and here

Who is eligible for iOAT?

Participant eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  • active opioid use disorder

  • current opioid use by injection route (IV or IM)

  • may or may not have had prior history with oral OAT

  • 18+ years of age; the eligibility of younger participants is assessed on a case-by-case basis

  • is able to voluntarily consent to participate in the program

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Where is the iOAT Clinic in Powell River?

The clinic is located at 7019 Alberni Street in Powell River.

We gratefully acknowledge that this life-saving program is made possible by funding from Vancouver Coastal Health.

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