Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic
The Rainy River District Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic is a low-barrier clinic that people can attend to get help for a substance use disorder without an appointment or formal referral. The overall goal is to stabilize patients in the short term and subsequently link them to community care providers for ongoing monitoring, support, and rehabilitation of their substance use disorder.
This client-centric and evidence-based approach includes fast access to medication-assisted therapy for alcohol and opioid use disorders. In partnership with multiple health organizations across the Rainy River District, we provide a safe space where patients can get help from physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, addictions counsellors and peer support workers.
- Prescription of addiction medication when required
- Peer support
- Harm reduction
- Brief solution-focused counselling
- Smoking cessation referral
- Links to primary care and other appropriate community services when stable
How to access RAAM
Individuals 16 and older experiencing substance use issues and seeking access to medical addiction care, counselling or support can access RAAM at (807) 274-4807, ext. 1 to request an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.