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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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Health Professionals - Health Promotion / Prevention

Georgiaview Health & Wellness

Georgiaview Health and Wellness Clinic was founded in 2009 by Ian Cook. Ian wanted to create an experience that would heal body, mind, and spirit.more info

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341 Poplar Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2G9
Phone: (250) 591-5183
Fax: (250) 591-4783
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Community Headings: Health Service

Medical Health Officer

The Medical Health Officer for the Vancouver Island Health Authority oversees a wide variety of initiatives designed to promote and protect public health.more info

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3rd Floor, 6475 Metral Drive
, Nanaimo, BC, V9T
Phone: (250) 739-6304
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Community Headings: Service BC

Nanaimo Division of Family Practice

A non–profit organization developed in 2011 in response to family physician requests for quality improvement, practice change support, and to improve physician work satisfaction and well-being. We work with other stakeholders as equal partners to improve health care service at the local level.more info

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#17 - 1601 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1G5
Phone: (250) 591-1200
Fax: (250) 591-1205
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Clinical Headings: Physician Health
Community Headings: Community Resource

Public Health - Communicable Disease Program

Public health is the organized effort of society to protect and improve the population's health and well being through health promotion; reducing inequalities in health status; prevention of disease, injury, disability, and premature deathmore info

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8-1599 Dufferin Crescent
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5L5
Phone: (250) 740-2616
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Public Health - Grant Avenue

Public health is the organized effort of society to protect and improve the population's health and well being through health promotion; reducing inequalities in health status; prevention of disease, injury, disability, and premature death.more info

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1665 Grant Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5K7
Phone: (250) 755-3342
Fax: (250) 755-3369
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Run to Quit

Run to Quit pairs the quitting expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room’s learn to walk or run 5km clinics. The program greatly increases a person’s chances of quitting smoking while raising their physical activity level.more info

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Canadian Cancer Society , BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Phone: 1-800-419-2906 ext. 264
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Clinical Headings: Addictions/Rehabilitation

Screening Mammography Program

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1804B Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5W4
Phone: (250) 716-5904
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Topics: Women