British Columbians who face the crisis of addiction themselves, in their family, or as professionals working with the addicted population, need to make serious decisions regarding the care they desire or require. Often they act on second hand information, much of which is not reliable. Each year, thousands of people access services that are unregulated, unlicensed or inappropriate for the illness for which they are seeking help. The results can be devastating to individuals, families and workplaces.
Secondary to the staggering human cost, families and public servants spend untold hours searching desperately and ineffectively for a resource that is properly matched to their need. Put simply, Treatmentaccess.ca is a free patient-matching service for British Columbians seeking care, designed to help them find the most appropriate care and services available for their needs.
Addiction service seekers may be individuals, family members, doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, social workers, employers, regulators, municipalities or other service providers looking for immediate, best-matched, licensed and qualified care for an individual.
Addiction service seekers navigate to the site and answer several basic questions about their condition – no identifying information is requested or kept. They then receive a listing of the licensed or approved services that match their needs.
Addiction service providers update their availability daily (or as many times as they wish), helping ensure a listing of providers with immediate availability. Only services that possess bona fide qualifications may have a listing on the site and providers are required to upload a copy of their licence or approval before their listing is made public. If you are a service provider, get listed now.
Searchable addiction services include:
- Inpatient / residential treatment
- Intensive outpatient services
- Therapeutic community
- Supportive recovery housing
- Low barrier housing
- Emergency shelter
- Addiction medicine physicians
- Drug testing
- Family program
- Medical monitoring (occupational)