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Programs & Services

Addiction Recovery and Community Health (ARCH)

The Addiction Recovery and Community Health (ARCH) Team strives to improve health outcomes and health care access for patients with substance use disorders. This team delivers specialty consult services to emergency department patients and hospital inpatients at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. This team also provides patient-centered, evidence-based, and trauma-informed care. By using a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach, the team supports patients at every step in their recovery journey.

The ARCH Team works with a patient's care team in the emergency department (ED) or inpatient setting and assists with:

  • complex withdrawal management
  • treatment and recovery planning
  • counselling, peer and psychosocial supports
  • overdose prevention
  • referrals to wraparound addiction recovery supports
  • linkage to primary and community-based care
  • connections to housing, healthcare coverage, income supports and identification
  • other health promotion interventions

Contact Details

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Location Info
ATC B309
10240 Kingsway Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3V9
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Monday to Friday Dr. on call until 9:00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday Dr. on call for urgent consult.

Service Providers May Include
addiction counsellors, doctors, educational coordinators, evaluation consultants, nurse practitioners (NPs), peer support workers, social workers

Patients must be an inpatient at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and have an active substance use disorder and / or be dealing with social inequity.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services