The fifth Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic in the province opened in Selkirk on Wednesday.
The RAAM clinic provides assessment, counselling, the prescribing of appropriate medication and connections for adult patients to community treatment programs and primary care physicians.
The clinics help Manitobans seeking treatment for opioids, methamphetamine and alcohol addictions.
The first such clinic opened in Winnipeg on August 31 at Winnipeg’s Crisis Response Centre, which has now seen more than 340 patients access RAAM services. Subsequent clinic locations have since opened at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba’s River Point Centre location in Point Douglas, as well as in Brandon and Thompson.
The Selkirk RAAM clinic is in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority’s community health office at 237 Manitoba Avenue. No appointments or referrals are necessary to access services at the clinic.
In Selkirk today with my colleagues @AlanLagimodiere and @Min_JWharton to announce the opening of the city’s new RAAM clinic, which is speeding up the process for getting help for those struggling with substance-related addictions. https://t.co/EKs1v1ckeF… #mbpoli pic.twitter.com/kf4w22TAfN
— Cameron Friesen (@Min_Friesen) November 14, 2018