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Addiction and Mental Health - Opioid Dependency Program

Provides initiation and maintenance of Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) medications and psychosocial support to people with opioid use disorder to help them to live healthy lives. In situations where OAT medications are not effective, Narcotic Transition Services (with access to hydromorphone) is available in select clinics.

Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) medications (ie. methadone, Suboxone®) are available in all locations. Most OAT medications allows a person to function normally without drowsiness or withdrawal symptioms. In cases where OAT medications are not effective hydromorphone can be accessed in Narcotic Transition Services (NTS) locations (Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge). In all locations, individuals have access to medical support, medication and psychosocial support (housing, financial, mental health, legal, relationships).

Services available in all clinics may include:

  • ongoing support and monitoring (e.g. prescription management, medical follow up, urine testing, counselling and treatment planning)
  • health, safety and risk reduction teaching and management
  • source of information and expertise for community stakeholders on Opioid Agonist Treatment and the medications used
  • links to community pharmacists
  • links to other addictions treatment services
  • links to other social and health support systems
  • hepatitis and HIV screening

Services are voluntary and confidential.

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Contact Details

Medicine Hat 564 S Railway Street

Location Info
564 S Railway Street
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 2V6
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Service Providers May Include
addiction counsellors, doctors, indigenous support workers, mental health therapists, nurse practitioners (NPs), peer support workers, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Service targeted to:

  • anyone with issues related to opioid use
  • after assessment, a person will start treatment or referred to other service
Service Access

A referral is not needed to access ODP clinics.

Appointments are not needed at most clinics (please see each location to check the need for appointments).

Virtual ODP and tools for virtual connection to the ODP services are available when a person does not live near an ODP clinic. To find a service near you click on Addiction Services: Adult Counselling or call the Addiction Helpline.


No Fee to attend the program.

Dispensing fees payable to patient's assigned pharmacy.

Staff will assist to apply for medication funding when needed / appropriate.

Client's Health and Benefit Plan or other prescription coverage, Alberta Works (if eligible).

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Addiction Services - Opioid Dependency Program
AMH - Opioid Dependency Program, Addiction & Mental Health - Opioid Dependency Program, Addiction Services - Opioid Dependency Program, Methadone Clinic, Methadone Program, Opioid Dependency Treatment, Virtual Opioid Dependency Program