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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Pacific Companion

wheelchair, non emergency stretchermore info

Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-877-617-0400
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Pacific Live-in Caregivers

Pacific Live In Caregivers is located on Vancouver Island in Ladysmith, near Nanaimo. We assist in providing live in or out nannies or caregivers to families throughout Canada. A live-in caregiver or nanny can provide care for seniors, children or the disabled. All of our caregivers are fluent in English and some have a background in nursing, physiotherapy or geriatric care. more info

Address / Contact Info
P.O. Box 1771
, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1B3
Phone: (250) 616-2346
Fax: (250) 245-3720
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care, 45
Community Headings: 23

Pacificare Child Care Program

The community's best source for child care information, resources and child care referrals. Offers access to liability insurance coverage fir Registered Child Care providers.more info

Address / Contact Info
3156 Barons Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 4B5
Phone: (250) 756-2022
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Pain Program

This website is for people living in the Vancouver Island Health Authority region who are experiencing severe chronic pain that is resistant to treatment, and for the people who support them.more info

Address / Contact Info
1200 Dufferin Crescent
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2B7
Phone: (250) 739-5978
Fax: (250) 739-5989
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: NRGH, Pain Management
Community Headings: 23

Paradise Isle Seniors Society

Seniors drop-in centre with various activities offered. Lunch available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.more info

Address / Contact Info
201 Albert Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B9
Phone: (250) 754-9566
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Parent Help Line (24-Hours)

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Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-888-604-9100

Parent Support Circles - Parent Support Services of BC (PSS)

Ongoing, self support group for parents with children 12 years old and under. Weekly meetings are co-facilitated by trained volunteers. Parents can discuss parenting concerns, share ideas and learn effective parenting strategies in a supportive setting. Groups are FREE and some assistance can be provided to help with childcare costs if needed.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 468-9658
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Parks, Recreation & Culture

Families with limited income can apply for a LEAP card which entitles family members to a 50% course fee discount (to a maximum of $40) for 4 courses per year. All participants will be issued a swim/skate/gym pass for 50 free admissions throughout the year.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 756-5200
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Recreation

Partners In Parenting

A community Mental Health and Addiction service that supports parents experiencing issues related to their substance use.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 755-7855

Partners In Parenting - Nanaimo

Works with parents with addiction, who have children under age 12.more info

Address / Contact Info
260 Irwin Street (Princess Royal Family Centre)
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 739-5845
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