Opioid Treatment Services

Provides ongoing care for people who are prescribed Opiate Maintenance Treatment

location
Clinic Opioid Treatment Service (OTS), Building 7, Canberra Hospital, Palmer St, Garran , Canberra ACT 2605 Australia

Operating hours

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Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dosing hours: 07:15-10:00 and 13:30-15:00

Wait time

Contact the service for more information

After hours support

Yes

Description

The Opioid Treatment Service provides prescription and dosing of pharmacotherapies for people seeking to manage opioid use. People are reviewed by a medical officer while on pharmacotherapies. Prescriptions are reviewed every three months or more frequently as required. The program also provides coordinated care by working with other health and pharmacotherapy services.

Age range eligibility

18-25 year old
26 +

Documentation

No referral required (i.e., can self-refer)
Referral from GP
Referral other:
Other useful documentation: Photograph identification, Medicare Card and Concession Card

Medication/Intoxication exclusions

No exclusions, i.e. the a low threshold service able to see people whether they have used drugs or not, people can attend whilst on medication or going through withdrawal or while Opioid Management Therapy

Other exclusions

N/A

Use of drug testing

Drug testing is conducted as part of treatment

Treatment type

Pharmacotherapy

Harm reduction initiatives

Provide Naloxone and/or overdose prevention education

Treatment duration

The program duration is variable, contact the service for more information

Treatment goal

Abstinence
Reduce ATOD use
Gain control over drug use
Behaviour change
Harm reduction

Delivery mode

Appointment required

Public transport support available

N/A

ACT and NSW residents

Accepts ACT residents

Disability access

Accessible toilets
Accessible lifts
Accessible doorways
Accessible parking

Phones permitted

Yes

Smoking permitted

No

Smoking cessation support available

NRT provided
Other smoking cessation support provided

Fees

No fees

Additional program services or support

Hepatitis screening/treatment/vaccinations available
STI screening/treatment/vaccinations available
Access to mental health screening/assessments/support available
Organisation website provides details and more information
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Hotline

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

1800 250 015

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