Fraser Health Rapid Access to Addiction Care (RAAC) clinic provides low-barrier, responsive care to patients with substance use concerns with an aim of assessment, initial stabilization and transition to community-based clinics and services.

The Rapid Access to Addiction Care clinic services will include addiction medicine assessments for any substance use issue, including alcohol. 

This service model is part of the comprehensive overdose prevention and response strategy being implemented by Fraser Health. It is meant to: 

  • provide a low barrier and responsive access to addiction medicine assessments
  • maximize treatment support for clients  
  • provide training and distribution of Take Home Naloxone  
  • offer harm reduction services 
  • facilitate referrals to substance use services

Access

Eligibility

Open to any individual who identifies concerns with their substance use.  

The Rapid Access to Addiction Care (RAAC) clinic accepts referrals from community providers, doctors, nurses, social workers, as well as self-referrals. 

Appropriate Rapid Access to Addiction Care (RAAC) clinic referrals include patients seeking assessment and management of substance use concerns.  Substances can include, but are not limited to alcohol, benzodiazepines, nicotine, stimulants (cocaine, crystal methamphetamine) and opioids. 

If you are accessing the Rapid Access to Addiction Care (RAAC) in the Fraser North, please connect with the Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre at Royal Columbian Hospital.

If you are accessing the Rapid Access to Addiction Care (RAAC) in the Fraser South, please connect with the Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre.