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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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Adult Community Respiratory Care Centre (ACRCC)

Adult Community Respiratory Care Centre (ACRCC)more info

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Nanaimo, BC
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Clinical Headings: Respiratory

AIDS Vancouver Island

Provides integrated services such as education, advocacy, and client support to individuals with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other communicable diseases. Provides education and harm reduction info to schools, the broader community, and target populations.more info

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201 - 55 Victoria Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4N9
Phone: (250) 753-2437
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Clinical Headings: Infectious Diseases

Alzheimer Society British Columbia

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping families build the knowledge and skills to live with dementia. For more than 25 years, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. has played an important role in the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, their families and caregivers.more info

Address / Contact Info
200 - 1585 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1G4
Phone: (250) 734-4170
Appointments: (250) 734-4171
Fax: (250) 734-4173
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Clinical Headings: Mental Health and Addictions
Community Headings: Education, Housing

Arthritis Society of BC

The Arthritis Society is the only charitable organization in Canada uniquely dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis.more info

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Vancouver, BC
Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433
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Clinical Headings: Education, Pain Management
Community Headings: Volunteer Resources

BC Eye Care Group

Our Doctors of Optometry and licensed Opticians have been dedicated to solving your eye health and eye wear needs since June 2001. We strive to offer the latest in diagnostic techniques, eye wear fashion, lens technology and contact lenses.more info

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51-6631 Island Hwy N
, Nanaimo, BC, V9V 1T7
Phone: (250) 933-4415
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BC Renal agency

The BC Provincial Renal Agency (BCPRA) plans and monitors the delivery of province-wide kidney care services.more info

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BCRenal agency
700 - 1380 Burrard Street
, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2K2
Phone: (604) 875-7340
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Better Breathers Club

Better Breathers Club Nanaimo meets every 3rd Monday of the month at Beban Park.more info

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Room #19 & 20 - 2300 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T
Toll-free: 1-800-665-5864
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Clinical Headings: Aboriginal Health, Respiratory
Community Headings: Education

Bladder Cancer Canada

A Canadian patient organization dedicated to bladder cancer issues. we are a non-profit organization registered as a Canadian Charity. more info

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21 Jason Crescent
, Georgetown, ON, L7G 4Z3
Phone: 1(416) 571-0016
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Clinical Headings: Oncology
Community Headings: Education

Bowen Dental Clinic

At Bowen Dental Clinic, we are committed to supporting your dental health by offering you the most innovative and technologically advanced methods and equipment to ensure the most current, most effective, most efficient treatments possible. We are proud to continually update our skills and education to provide you with the utmost of care. We are dedicated to serving you and your family for years to come.more info

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2-1611 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1G5
Phone: (250) 754-9313
Fax: (250) 754-9312
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Clinical Headings: Dental Care

Breast Health Services

The Vancouver Island Centre is one of five full service cancer centres of the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA). We provide oncology consultations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments for people who live on Vancouver Island.

We provide a broad range of services including prevention, treatment, screening, genetic counselling and supportive care.

The Vancouver Island Centre is an active research clinic contributing to knowledge generation done within the facility. Clinical trials are an extremely important aspect of our clinical care and our team is continually involved in a growing research program.


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2410 Lee Avenue
, Victoria, BC, V8R 4X1
Toll-free: 1-800-670-3322
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Clinical Headings: Oncology, Physiotherapy
Community Headings: Education