No set location, no problem, as according to the North East Local Health Integration Network their opioid clinics are still opening this April.
The NELHIN are currently renovating the permanent location for their Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinic within the city of Timmins, which is part of their $1.65 million opioid strategy.
In an NELHIN release published in late January, they explain that the service will work as a hub and spoke model, meaning Timmins will be the centre responsible for the surrounding communities.
Co-Chair Carol Philbin-Jolette has stated that it is the best model for the region, and the clinic will be open for two days a week, but can be adjusted to better serve each sub-region.
Sub-regions such as Kapuskasing, Cochrane, Smooth Rock Falls and Hearst will receive $200,000 to establish a clinic along with $130,000 to improve their current addiction counseling.