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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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Child, Youth, And Family

A Nanaimo Maternity Family Physicians Network

Nanaimo Family Physicians providing comprehensive maternity care. Obstetrical patients without a Family Physician can self refer.
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Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
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Clinical Headings: Family Planning, OB/GYN
Community Headings: Child Development, MSP

Aboriginal Services (Ministry of Children & Family Development)

Aboriginal Services (Ministry of Children & Family Development)more info

Address / Contact Info
101-488 Albert Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2V7
Phone: (250) 741-3600
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Community Headings: Ministry of Social Development

BCAA/ICBC Child Seat Information Line

For tip sheets on child car seat safety please refer to the Traffic Safety Foundation for BCAA website.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
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Clinical Headings: Education
Community Headings: Education

Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Provides children and youth the highest quality volunteer based mentoring programs.more info

Address / Contact Info
3 - 2350 Labieux Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 3M6
Phone: (250) 756-2447
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Child Development

Birthright

Pregnancy tests and confidential support and counselling pre- and postnatally.more info

Address / Contact Info
149 Wallace Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B2
Phone: (250) 755-6131
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island

Child and youth centered organization dedicated to the growth and development of individuals through high quality recreation, care and enrichment programs that are open, innovative and fun. See "Description" for other Nanaimo locations.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-3215
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Central Island Healthy Lifestyles: Shapedown BC

Helping families in Central Vancouver Island achieve a healthier lifestyle, and improve overall physical and emotional well-being. more info

Address / Contact Info
Central Island Healthy Lifestyles
#39-1925 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1H1
Phone: (250) 755-7955
Fax: (250) 755-7946
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Child Development Centre

The NCDC provides support, assessment and therapeutic services to nearly 1800 children and their families in Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Gabriola Island and Protection Island areas each year. The NCDC offers specialized assessments to children who live in the areas listed above as well as Duncan, Ucluelet, Tofino, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, who are thought to have Complex Developmental & Behavioural Conditions.more info

Address / Contact Info
1135 Nelson Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S
Phone: (250) 753-0251
Fax: (250) 753-5614
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Counselling
Community Headings: Child Development

College of Midwives of BC

Midwives in British Columbia offer primary care to healthy pregnant women and their normal newborn babies from early pregnancy, through labour and birth, and up to six weeks postpartum. The BC Model of Midwifery supports women in having access to continuity of caregiver, informed choice and choice of birth place.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (604) 742-2230
Web Links Website
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Family Planning
Community Headings: Child Development

Communicable Disease Clinic

Counselling and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. testing and referral for communicable diseases and TB, and Central Island viral hepatitis service. Appointments required.more info

Address / Contact Info
8 - 1599 Dufferin Crescent
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5L5
Phone: (250) 740-2615
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Clinical Headings: Public Health