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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 - Pregnancy /Newborns - Doulas / Midwives

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

Doula Services Association

To locate doula in the communitymore info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (604) 515-5588
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Family Planning
Community Headings: Child Development

Mid-Island Midwifery

The MABC educates the public about midwifery care while supporting the growing number of midwives across the province. Registered Midwives are a funded part of the health care system in BC and are experts in normal birth. With extensive training that focuses on pregnancy, birth and the postpartum for both mom and baby, midwives are a safe and recognized choice for maternity care in BC , across Canada and around the world.more info

Address / Contact Info
185 Stewart Ave.
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4C1
Phone: (250) 716-1366
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Family Planning

Sunflower Mid-wife Services

The MABC educates the public about midwifery care while supporting the growing number of midwives across the province. Registered Midwives are a funded part of the health care system in BC and are experts in normal birth. With extensive training that focuses on pregnancy, birth and the postpartum for both mom and baby, midwives are a safe and recognized choice for maternity care in BC , across Canada and around the world.more info

Address / Contact Info
105-360 Selby St.
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2R5
Phone: (250) 741-1294
Fax: (250) 741-1293
Classification Tags
Community Headings: Child Development