OATC, Thunder Bay North
Location InformationGet Directions
Mon: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tue: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thur: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*Closed for Lunch: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM*
Our Services at This Location
Methadone TreatmentAs an opioid agonist blocker, Methadone is administered therapeutically to help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. The dosage is taken orally and reduced overtime until cravings or withdrawal symptoms are gone.
Suboxone TreatmentSuboxone is a combination of the opioid agonist blocker Buprenorphine, and the overdose medication Naloxone. The medication is dissolved under the tongue and is a very safe option due to its limited effect.
Sublocade TreatmentBuprenorphine is administered as an injection by a medical professional once a month. The medication releases slowly, benefiting patients who otherwise have difficulty accessing or taking a daily medication.
Kadian TreatmentKadian is a form of morphine that is taken orally with an extended release. It is a full opioid agonist blocker and is used for more severe opioid addictions.
Hepatitis C Screening + TreatmentWe routinely screen our patients for Hep C, a liver disease more common in people who inject drugs. If blood tests reveal an infection, we help access medication and additional support.
Doctors’ ServicesOur doctors work with each patient to determine the treatment plan and medication that works best for their needs.
Pharmacy ServicesWe provide our patients reliable access to medication through our interconnected pharmacy network, many of which are co-located with our treatment clinics.
Safe Use SuppliesSterile equipment and educational resources are provided for patients. This reduces drug related harm and infections while connecting people to health and social services.
Care ReferralsWhen patients need additional support, we help connect them with the appropriate community resources.
Naloxone KitsNaloxone kits can help someone survive in the event of an overdose while waiting for emergency medical professionals. Anyone who uses or knows someone who uses opioids should carry one. Get them for free at any of our clinics.
Kate Johnston, Director of Operations, Clinics
Jody Whaley, Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement
Frequently Asked Questions
Does CATC accept new patients? Are walk-ins welcome?
Yes, we are always accepting new patients by phone, email, or walk-in. No appointment is needed and all are welcome.
Is there ever a waitlist for treatment?
No, we offer same-day start for new patients.
What does treatment cost? Are there any free options?
Patients can often receive treatment at no cost. In some cases there may be a cost for medications or counseling services not covered by provincial health plans. Our teams will work with you to help determine the best plan to cover treatment costs.
Are treatments covered by provincial health insurance (OHIP, MSP, NBM)?
Yes, provincial health plans cover the full cost of treatment, with certain exceptions for medications and counselling services. We’ll help you determine the best coverage options.
Are you open on Statutory Holidays?
Yes, though open hours vary by location.
Can I get my prescription faxed/transferred here?
Yes. Our pharmacists can help you transfer your current prescriptions. Please call our intake line, 1-877-937-2282, or call your local CATC clinic directly.
Do you offer detox from drugs and alcohol?
Medically assisted detoxification is only offered at our best-in-class Inpatient Recovery Centres in Ontario.
Do you help with alcohol addiction?
Alcohol addiction treatment programs are offered at our Inpatient Recovery Centres, but not at our walk-in clinics.