Rapid Access to Addictions Medication (RAAM)2024-05-26T22:44:10-05:00

Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) Clinic

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Information

WALK-IN DAY

– When you arrive on walk-in days, you’ll be met by our Greeter to register & have the opportunity to smudge, drum and sing.

– We will try to meet your basic needs (food, comfort, culture) while you wait for services.

– You’ll meet with a Nurse & Counsellor at the same time so you do not have to repeat your story.

– Anyone who comes to our Clinic will see & feel Indigenous culture and the use of traditional medicines weaved into every step.

– No referral or appointment necessary – services are your choice & we follow your lead.

FOLLOW UPS

– We are a small clinic, so when you come for follow ups you will be greeted with friendly, familiar places.

– While you are with us during a follow up day, you have the option of using our reclining chairs, weighted blankets, use of a sound machine and/or television while you wait.

MOBILE CLINIC

– RAAM services are offered out of our mobile unit (VEEMA AKA RAAM-bulance) every Saturday.

o OAT induction.

o Counselling services.

o Cultural/Indigenous social planner services.

– Harm-reduction kits, Naloxone training, & basic needs (food, comfort, resources) available.

STAFF

– Psychiatric Nurse.

– Registered Nurse.

– Indigenous Social Planner.

– Crisis Counsellor.

– Rehabilitation Counsellor.

– Doctor specializing in Addictions Medicine.

Upon arrival, assessment, & beyond

      CULTURE IS THE FOCUS AT EVERY POINT OF THE JOURNEY

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can access services at AHWC Primary Care Clinic?2022-12-21T19:17:57-06:00

Our supports and services are available to all our Urban Indigenous Relatives living in Winnipeg

How do I become a Constituent?2023-01-09T20:36:04-06:00

1) If you are an Indigenous person living in the city of Winnipeg and do not currently have a family doctor, you can be added to our waitlist by contacting our clinic.

2) You may also be eligible to have a family doctor at our clinic if one of our four priority categories applies to you: OAT Support, Pregnancy, Homelessness, and HIV Care.

3) If none of the above categories apply to you, you can still be added to our wait list.

4) With our Nurse-Care Model, a nurse can help with the following:

Vaccinations
Wound care
STIBBI Testing/Treatment
Pap Tests
MSP Detox Forms
Bloodwork

Education: On a host of health services, chronic disease, maternal care etc.

***Please be aware that our nurses cannot give medications. ***

What services are available?2023-01-09T21:07:17-06:00

Aboriginal Health and Wellness Primary Care Clinic provides primary care services to our Urban Indigenous relatives of all ages in the City of Winnipeg. Our clinic provides culturally informed safe healthcare environment for constituents and their families. We believe to achieve your best possible health, a balance between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being, is each constituents right and we are here to help by offering holistic wraparound care within our multidisciplinary team. We build partnerships with other community agencies and health care professionals to respond to your needs and advocate on your behalf when faced with barriers to health care.

Our services include family physicians for all ages; chronic disease management, reproductive health (STBBI testing/treatment, pap tests, pre/postnatal care), addictions (OAT), vaccinations, blood work, wound care, MSP Detox forms, education, DBT therapy, diabetes management, HIV screening and management, mental health care and access to a range of programs. that focus on the social determinants of health across the life spans.

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Hours of Operation

Walk in Clinic

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Registration begins at 11:15AM and ends at 3:00PM

Physician is on site from 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Follow Up Clinic

Wednesdays and Friday

Doors open at 11:00AM and close at 7:00PM

Physician is on site from 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Mobile Clinic

Saturday 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Director of Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM)

Crystal C.

ccyr@ahwc.ca

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