Becoming a patient at Bluewater Methadone Clinic is simple if the following list describes you:
You feel you have an opiate problem. The nature of this problem will be explored during your intake assessment;
You have the ability to attend clinic on a regular basis;
You have the ability to access a pharmacy that will dispense methadone or Suboxone on a daily basis (in the beginning). At your intake appointment we can discuss which pharmacies in your area dispense these medications;
You are willing to comply with the standards and guidelines for opiate replacement therapy (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario rules) and BMC Patient Policies . See the methadone and buprenorphine tabs. This will be discussed and explained at your intake assessment; and
You have a valid OHIP card.
If you fit these requirements and are interested in finding out more about methadone or buprenorphine maintenance you may either call the BMC clinic of your choice or send an e-mail and we will arrange an intake appointment so you can explore treatment with a BMC physician or case manager. The appointment is fully covered by OHIP. The medications are covered by Ontario Drug Benefits (ODB), Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and most 3rd party insurances.
See Getting started.