Opioid Agonist Therapy Clinic

OAT Clinic

Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) is an effective treatment for those wanting to stop using opioids
like heroin, oxycodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl, and Percocet.


We believe that:

  • People who use opioids deserve non-judgemental, unbiased medical treatment that takes into account the whole person and individual needs
  • Changing our behaviour around substance use is better supported by looking at your emotional and mental health, as well as your physical health
  • Community based opioid services meet people where they are at

We offer:

  • A community-based clinic; three Fridays a month
  • An interdisciplinary, strengths-based approach to opioid agonist therapy
  • Flexible, individualized services with the option of occassional video visits to accommodate those living outside Nelson
  • Each visit includes a meeting with a social worker and a meeting with a physician

Our team includes:

ANKORS Outreach

Social Worker

or NP

Medical Office Assistant


Self-referrals and physician referrals welcome:

Monday to Thursday, call:

  • 250-352-5259

Fridays, call:

  • 250-590-9391

Our Favourite Links & Resources

A Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder

“Opioid use disorder is one of the most challenging forms of addiction facing the health care system in British Columbia and a major driver of the recent surge in illicit drug overdose deaths in the province. In the context of the current public health emergency, there is an urgent need for a provincial evidence-based guideline articu-lating the full range of therapeutic options for the optimal treatment of adults and youth with varying presen-tations of opioid use disorder.”

Bring me to the BCCSU Guidelines

Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program

The online training for the Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program is geared towards opioid agonist treatment prescribers, including both physicians and nurse practitioners, however, all health care providers (e.g., nurses, pharmacists, social worker, counsellors, etc.) can benefit from the online education modules.

Bring me to the BCCSU Online Training