Ni tsun hwule'lum'ut ch'   I take notice of you (I care)
Opioid Response

Where to get help : Addiction Treatment, Safe Supply, Harm Reduction, Counselling

In our Nation, each person is important.
Tl'l to'mukw' Mustimuhw. We care about you and we are here to support you. 


Most people struggle with mental health challenges or addiction at some point in our lives. There is nothing at all to be ashamed of.  By getting help, you are taking care of yourself, but you are also taking care of your family, your friends, your community, and your Nation.

This section shows where you can find:

  • Addiction treatment and recovery support
  • Safe supply of opioids
  • Harm reduction and overdose prevention support
  • Counseling and mental wellness support


If you have questions or you’re not sure where to start, call Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre and talk to a nurse. Our support is free, confidential, and culturally safe.


Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre
250-746-6184 | 5768 Allenby Rd, Duncan, B.C.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (closed 12-1pm) 

We provide culturally safe healthcare, and we can refer you to addiction treatment and recovery services. We also provide Naloxone kits and training.

Safe Supply &
Harm Reduction

 

Primary Care Network Clinic 
250-668-6542 | 71 Government St., Duncan

Nurse practitioner specializes in treating opioid addiction and can prescribe safe supply of opioids. Also accepting new patients for primary healthcare. Call to make an appointment.



Duncan-Cowichan Valley Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) 

* It’s safe to use at the OPS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety measures including physical distancing are in place. *

221 Trunk Rd., Duncan (Entrance is through side door off of Ypres Street) - Open seven days a week, 1:00pm to 7:00pm | 250-597-7779

The OPS is a safe space where there is no judgement. All services are free and confidential. You don’t have to give your name. No questions asked. 

The OPS provides harm reduction services including:

  • safe supply of opioids
  • safe consumption, including injection and smoking
  • drug testing (takes 5 minutes)
  • needle exchange services
  • harm reduction supplies & education

Also provides referrals to addictions treatment services, health services, and other social supports.


Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre 
250-746-6184 | 5768 Allenby Rd, Duncan, B.C. 
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (closed 12-1pm) 
We provide culturally safe healthcare, and we can refer you to addiction treatment and recovery services. We also provide Naloxone kits and training.


Stop Overdose BC 
An excellent website with detailed information on overdose prevention, harm reduction, and where to get help.


Toward The Heart – BCCDC Harm Reduction Services 
Great information and videos on overdose prevention, Naloxone, and harm reduction.

Addiction Treatment & Recovery 

Primary Care Network Clinic
250-668-6542 | 71 Government St., Duncan
Nurse practitioner specializes in treating opioid addiction and can prescribe safe supply of opioids. Also accepting new patients for primary healthcare.
Call to make an appointment.
 

Phoenix Wellness Centre
604-260-7252 | 5873 York Rd., Duncan
Provides treatment and recovery support for opioid addiction. The clinic also offers a family physician for patients who do not have one. 
Email: social@phoenixclinic.ca


Island Health - Duncan Mental Health and Substance Use
250-709-3040 | 3088 Gibbins Rd., Duncan
Provides a timely, single point of entry for all adult Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Cowichan Valley. Intake staff will connect individuals with the most appropriate service.


Ravenswood Consulting
250-714-5571
Provides culturally safe addiction treatment, intervention, counselling, and therapy services.
Email: support@ravenswoodconsulting.ca


Warmland Shelter & Sobering Centre 
250-715-1132 | 2579 Lewis St., Duncan
Offers supported, transitional, and emergency housing and shelter (for adults only), as well as for those coping with addiction and mental health challenges


Narcotics Anonymous - BC Region
12-step recovery program for people with substance use disorders.

Counseling & Mental Health Support

Kwun’atsustul Counselling   
250-746-6184 |Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

We provide counselling and treatment referrals. Our services are free, confidential, and culturally safe.  

We have on-call counselling available if you are experiencing a crisis or just want to talk.  Contact Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre at 250-746-6184 to talk with an on-call counsellor.  

For more info and resources, visit their Facebook page 


Cowichan Tribes Youth Centre
Offers drop-in support and outreach.  Connections are currently made through social media and outreach with youth.  For more info, visit their Facebook page


Open Door Youth Services Centre
371 Festubert St | 8am -12pm Tuesdays & Thusdays
A safe and welcoming space where youth can have coffee and a snack, have a shower, do their laundry, connect with friendly support staff, and access healthcare and counselling services. Nurse Practitioner is in Tuesday mornings and Outreach Nurse is in Thursday mornings


Canadian Mental Health Association
Counselling and other supports for youth, adults and other services (including Warmland Shelter): 250- 746-5521 

Help Lines (Open 24 hours)

Ku-uus Crisis Response:  1-800-588-8717 
Child/Youth: 1-250-723-2040 
Adult/Elder: 1-250-723-4050
24-hour support for Indigenous people by Indigenous people.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888  
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line provides a supportive listening ear for people in emotional distress and connection to emergency mental health services when needed.  

Victim Link BC: 1-800-563-0808

Children’s Helpline: 310-1234

Suicide Helpline:  1-800-784-2433


Embracing Life - Cowichan Tribes
250-715-1160
Provides prevention and follow-up activities for children, youth and families to prevent and respond to the risk of crisis or suicide. Contact Michelle Louie: 250-715-1160.


Cedar Wellness
250-748-1592 | Email | 112 Station St., Duncan
Provides culturally safe counselling and mental wellness support.


First Nations Health Authority - Mental Health
1-885-550-5454
Provides information on how to access counseling and mental wellness supports that are covered by Heath Benefits, including Mental Wellness and Counselling, Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Health Support Services.

Hwial'asmut ch tun' s-ye'lh   Take Care of Your Health