Link 2 Treatment

Link 2 Treatment offers free and confidential services.  L2T is a program created as part of a province wide initiative to reduce the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C and connect HIV/Hepatitis C positive individuals to treatment.  Our program aims to support and link individuals who are Hepatitis C and/or HIV positive who are contemplating or waiting for treatment and for those who are currently receiving treatment

We provide care, connection and coordination for eligible and referred individuals with HIV/Hepatitis C through an integrated, multidisciplinary case management service.

Our program is client-centered and explores the psychosocial domains in an effort to best support an individual’s connection to HIV/Hepatitis C treatment and care.  Evidence based interventions are used to promote and monitor treatment adherence.

As treatment regimens are complex and the impact on health and wellness  significant, L2T welcomes community partners’ involvement for a holistic, collaborative approach to support individuals with their health and wellness plan


  • Reconnect and/or link newly diagnosed individuals to Hepatitis C and HIV  treatment and care
  • Provide psychosocial support throughout the treatment process
  • Provide current information and educational resources about HIV and Hepatitis C, disease progression and risk reduction
  • Support with self management skills
  • Assistance with referrals to:

Mental Health and Addiction Services
Financial Aid
Health Services

Program name (alternate):  Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services NARSF Programs Ltd.

Address / Contact Info

NARSF Programs Ltd.
375 Franklyn Street Downtown Nanaimo, BCV9R 2X5
L2T Care Coordinator : Christine Bhartu
Program Manager : Sandy McLean
Mailing address:
375 Franklyn Street Nanaimo BC V9R 2X5
Located within Harris House Health Clinic

Phone Numbers

Harris House Health Clinic : 250 753 6759 ext 203
Fax : (250) 753-6717

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday - Thursday 9: 00 am - 5:00 pm


Accessibility features: access friendly, scent-free
Can I bring my child?: no

Service Details

Referral criteria: Hepatitis C and/or HIV positive who are contemplating, waiting for treatment or currently receiving treatment, over 16 years
How to apply: Self referral 250 753 6759 ext 203
Physicians or health professionals can fax referral form to 250 753 6717
Age ranges served: adult 20+
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 04 Dec 2018.