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Thursday, April 12, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PRHC opens barrier-free downtown clinic providing rapid access to treatment for addiction


April 12, 2018 (Peterborough) – Peterborough Regional Heath
Centre (PRHC) is pleased to announce the recent opening of the area’s first
Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic, which provides expedited,
barrier-free treatment for patients who are addicted to alcohol or opioids. The
clinic is staffed by PRHC physicians and registered nurses (RNs). No booked
appointment or physician referral is necessary, although referrals from
doctors, nurses, social workers, addiction counselors and community providers
are welcome. “Our Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinic provides immediate
access to lifesaving treatment by offering same-day counselling and addiction
medication, and prescription therapies,” said Dr. Jim McGorman, an Emergency
Department physician with PRHC who is now also treating patients at the new
clinic. “This care model has been shown to help save lives by engaging patients
with both short- and long-term therapies as
soon as they are ready to pursue those treatments.

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