Supporting people following an overdose is one focus of the team. Participating in a wellness check gives the community paramedic a chance to provide minor medical care like checking an abscess and making a warm connection to further medical care. You can also get harm reduction supplies, including Naloxone, and emotional support.
If you are a person supporting someone else who has experienced a recent overdose and need information, support or, referrals, MSORT can also help you.
Harm Reduction supports, supplies and Naloxone
Helping you stay as healthy as you can while you use and preventing overdoses is another focus of the team. Whether you need new supplies like syringes, information on safer use or Naloxone, we can help.
Health and Wellness supports
The team provides a range of services and supports that include single, one-time interactions through to short-term case management. Where longer-term support or care is required, the team will help connect you to available services and programs that you want and need. This systems navigation means more than making a referral, it means working with you to really understand your needs and supporting you through the referral process to ensure a successful connection. We will refer to and work with a wide range of health and social services including: the Rapid Access Addictions Medicine clinic., 360 Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic, mental health services, addictions treatment options, Primary Care, Housing Supports, Legal Aid, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, Nogojiawanong Friendship Centre, Youth Services, and more.