|Record #: KGN2143||Last Full Update: 18 Aug 2016|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||Multi-service, inner-city community health centre * provides a range of prevention, treatment, support and primary care services including: needle exchange, methadone treatment, counselling, primary and psychiatric care, treatment for hepatitis C, peer support and outreach * satellite office of Kingston Community Health Centres * mandate is to reduce the burden of illness resulting from the use of and dependence on drugs|
|Sup. Description||Street Health Centre (SHC) is an inner-city health partnership providing care, prevention and treatment services to hard-to-reach and high-risk priority populations.
Needle exchange -- Individuals using injection drugs can access clean, free, sterile equipment at SHC (and through outreach services) everyday, all year long.
Methadone maintenance clinic (MMT) -- for opioid dependent individuals. Methadone is a form of oral substitution treatment which provides a safe, legal maintenance routine which when combined with counselling and other medical care, dramatically improves the health status and quality of life of the individual.
Primary care is provided at Street Health by a team of registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians. Individuals who do not have a family physician can access primary care services (health assessments, treatment for acute health problems and routine care management) on both an appointment and walk-in basis.
|Hours||Clinic Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Fri 1 pm-4 pm|
|Areas Served||Frontenac County ; Kingston ; Lennox and Addington County|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Individuals 16 years and older * priority populations include injection drug users, homeless individuals and people involved in the sex trade
|Application||No referrals necessary|
|Service Categories||AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ; Community Health Centres ; Condition Specific Treatment ; Medication Assisted Maintenance Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders ; Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling|
|Office Phone||613-549-1440 * pager for outreach only 613-548-9901|
|Primary Contact||Violet Acevedo, Program Manager; Phone: 613-549-1440 ext 6108; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Strafford Murphy, Director, Operations; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Name||KCHC ; Kingston CHC ; streethealth|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Kingston|
|Address & Map||
115 Barrack St
Kingston, ON K7K 1G2
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|Intersection||Bagot St and Barrack St|
|Bus Route Notes||Kingston Transit Trip Planner|
|Parking||Parking meters * free occasional parking on the street|
|Funding||Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care|
|Resources||Pamphlets * Brochures * Hand-outs * Posters|