Canada


Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment:
available

Methadone treatment is available in Canada from treatment centers and private practitioners.
The minimum requirements for treatment while in Canada are:

In case a patient or his/her doctor does not have an address of a Canadian methadone prescribing GP or clinic, we recommend to visit the website of SAM (Service d`appui pour la méthadone/Methadone Support Services). SAM is a brilliant consultation, referral and information service for general practitioners and clinics providing methadone maintenance treatment and for health care and social services professionals as well as for patients, self-help and family support groups. All info is available in English and French: Click on "Treatment and Referrals" or "Traitement et références". Another internet resource is "Treatment Services in Canada", a database provided by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Requests for travel to Canada may also be directed to the other contacts mentioned below.  All contacts listed will be of assistance finding the name and address of a treatment center or physician closest to the place of travel. Once a suitable treatment provider has been found, it is the responsibility of the foreign physician to make further arrangements by contacting the Canadian physician/clinic directly.

Importation of Methadone and Buprenorphine (Subutex®, Suboxone®): possible

According to section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Class Exemption for Travellers who are Importing or Exporting Prescription Drug Products Containing a Narcotic or a Controlled Drug, importation of prescribed narcotic substances is allowed. The conditions to be met are available at http://cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn628-eng.html


Contact Addresses:

Finding methadone prescribing clinics or GPs

SAM: (Service d`appui pour la méthadone/Methadone Support Services)

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: Treatment Services in Canada

Ms. Debbie Ayotte
Information Specialist
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
75 Albert Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
Canada
Phone: +1 613 235 4048
Fax: +1 613 235 8101
Email: dayotte@ccsa.ca

Addiction Support and Prevention ASAP
Adelaide Street Station Box 724
36 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 2J8 Canada
Phone: +1 416 691-8964
Contact Person: Lynne Benson Acting President
Phone: +1 416 691-8964
Pager: +1 416 337-0184

Gary Williams
Methadone Advocacy Group
Kanloops
British Columbia
Canada V2B 3L4
Phone: +1 250 554-3882
Email: amanita@shaw.ca


Methadone prescribers/clinics

Drouillard Road Clinic
Methadone Case Manager
1052 Drouillard Rd.
Windsor, Ontario N8Y 2P8
Canada
Phone: +1 519 977 9772
Fax: +1 519 977 7145
Email

(contact details last updated December 15, 2009)

Barrie Addiction Treatment Centre
22 Ross Street
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1E9
Canada
Phone: +1 705 7300286
Fax: +1 705 7300287
Office hours:
Mon - Fri (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Simcoe Outreach Services
Methadone Program
61 Wellington Street West
Barrie, Ontario
Canada, L4M 1K5
Phone: + 1705-726-7062 (ext 261)
Fax: +1 705-726-8629
              Contacts: Dr Howard Krieger   
           

Dr. Martyn Judson
Substance Abuse Treatment and Addiction Medicine
Suite 203
240 Wharncliffe Rd. N.
London, Ontario N6H4P2
Canada
Phone: +1 519 6427676

Oak Ridges Addiction Treatment Centre
13085 Yonge Street, Unit 1B
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 3S8
Canada
Phone: +1 905 7735395
Fax: +1 905 7731361
Office hours:
Mon & Fri (9:00am - 3:00pm)
Tues, Wed & Sat (9:00am - 6:00pm)
Sat (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Dr.Robert Thivierge
90 Ste-Anne, suite 202B
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc
H9X 1L8
Canada
Phone & Fax: +1 514-457-7186

(Montreal Region)

Larch Street Methadone Clinic, Sudbury, Ontario
Phone: +1 705 669-1111
Dr. Brian Dressler
Dr. Stanley Shapiro
(Chapleau office, phone +1 705 864-1131)

Park City Medical Care Centre
# 103 - 10216  128th Street
Sandell Professional Center
Surrey, BC
Canada V3T 2Z3
Phone: +1 604 585 4385
Fax: +1 604 585 4383
Email: Info@MethadoneCenters.com
URL: www.methadonecenters.com/MCparkCity.htm 
Hours of operation:
Mon (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Tues (10:00am - 6:00pm)
Wed & Thur (9:00am - 6:00pm)
Fri (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Sat & Sun (closed)

Dr. Peter Garber and Dr. Mark Greenberg
Addiction Treatment Centres of Canada
2375 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 73A
Toronto, Ontario M3J 3A8
Phone: +1 416-661-4555
Fax: +1 416-661-7500

Dr. Michael D. Lester
41 Niagara st.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1C2
Canada
Phone: +1 416 9232330
(contact details last updated January 18, 2009)

Dr. Stanley de Vlaming
30 Blood Alley
Vancouver, BC
Canada
Phone: +1 604 6699181
Fax: +1 604 6889775

Yaletown Medical Centre
1280 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6Z 3B2
Phone: +1 604 682 2141
Fax: +1 604 682 2151
Email: Info@MethadoneCenters.com
URL: www.methadonecenters.com/MCyaletown.htm
Hours of operation:
Mon (10:00am - 8:00pm)
Tues till Fri (12:00pm - 8:00pm)
Sat & Sun (closed)

Royal Oak Clinic
103-1638 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V5N 1W1
Canada
Phone: +1 604 438 6184
Fax: +1 604 438 6194
Email: royaloakclinic@me.com
(contact details last updated January 18, 2010)

Doc-Side Medical
125 Main Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6A 2S5
Phone: +1 604 633 1234
Fax: +1 604 633 1233
(contact details last updated January 18, 2010)

M.I.N.E. (Methadone Intervention and Needle Exchange)
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
7-25 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3C 2B1
Phone: +1 204 944 7070

Woodbridge Addiction Treatment Centre
830 Rowntree Dairy Road, Unit 14
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 5V3
Canada
Phone: +1 905 2641143
Fax: +1 905 2641153
Office hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm

Outreach Services Clinic
2004 Fernwood Road
Victoria, BC
V8T 2Y9
Phone: +1 250 480 1232
Fax: +1 250 480 1231
Office hours:
Monday - by appointment only
Tuesday - 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday - 9:00am - 2:00pm
(These details last updated September 19, 2005)

Any comments, corrections and additional information
(e.g. contact details of methadone prescribing GPs or clinics) greatly appreciated!
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
INDRO e.V.
Bremer Platz 18-20
D-48155 Münster
Germany
Phone: +49 251-60123 or +49 2571-582765
Fax: +49 251-666580
Email: INDROeV@t-online.de

 

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