Overdose Follow-up

Supporting people following an overdose was one focus of the team. Participating in a wellness check gave the community paramedic a chance to provide minor medical care like checking an abscess and making a warm connection to further medical care. You could also get harm reduction supplies, including Naloxone, and emotional support.

If you were a person supporting someone else who had experienced a recent overdose and needed information, support, or referrals, MSORT could also help you.

Harm Reduction supports, supplies and Naloxone

Helping you stay as healthy as you could while you used and preventing overdoses was another focus of the team. Whether you needed new supplies like syringes, information on safer use or Naloxone, MSORT could help.

Health and Wellness supports

The team provided a range of services and supports that included single, one-time interactions through to short-term case management. Where longer-term support or care was required, the team could help connect you to available services and programs that you wanted and needed. This systems navigation meant more than making a referral, it meant working with you to really understand your needs and supporting you through the referral process to ensure a successful connection. We referred to and worked 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.

Connect. Prevent. Strengthen.