People who use drugs may require access to various services, and don’t always disclose their drug use to their primary care provider.
Toronto Public Health encourages health professionals to follow these four recommendations:
The Works Program at Toronto Public Health offers a range of services including:
For more information call 416-392-0502.
Note: Patients can self-refer. Provide patients with the link to The Works Harm Reduction Services, and/or the contact information. Let your patients know that services are offered through anonymous walk-ins.
Details re: location, contact information and hours for Toronto RAAM Clinics (Scroll down page to Toronto.)
Bell Gateway Building
100 Stokes St, 3rd Floor
Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you suspect your client is using drugs, give them (and friends/family members) a naloxone kit*, or educate them on where they can get one:
* More information on how to become a naloxone distributor.
Thoughtful conversation between clinicians and patients are encouraged to reduce harms associated with opioid prescribing. Prescribers should consult the recommendations for their specialties, see The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or The Opioid Wisely campaign.