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Services in the Comox Valley

Address: 355 6th St., Courtenay, BC, V9N 1M2

Phone: 250-338-7400 | Fax: 250-334-8224

Toll free Infoline: 1-877-311-7400

 

GENERAL SERVICES

  • INFOLINE: 1-800-665-2437 Learn more about HIV & HCV safer sex, HIV testing or transmission, STDs and harm reduction. Find services for you or someone you know. All confidential calls taken by trained staff and volunteers.
  • Presentations for populations with greater exposure to HIV and HVC, social service organizations, and other community organizations are available by request.
  • Educational materials promoting improved health, safer drug use, safer sex and more are available to the public at all AVI offices and online.

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS OR HEPATITIS C

  • Short-term counseling focused on immediate needs and outcomes
  • Advocacy and support with income assistance, health care services, employment, housing, disability status applications and legal matters
  • Non-judgmental education and support for treatment, side effects, nutrition and symptoms
  • Lounge Drop In
  • Care coordination
  • Community health nurse available for wound care and health check-up once weekly
  • Public health nurse available for vaccinations and blood testing once weekly
  • Nurse practitioner available for weekly clinic to provide primary health care including most prescriptions
  • Nurse clinician available weekly regarding HIV and hepatitis care                                     

HARM REDUCTION SERVICES

  • Harm reduction supplies, support and education
  • Education for safer drug use
  • Referrals and links to other services
  • Referral to and assistance navigating social and health care systems

SERVICES FOR GAY & QUEER MEN

  • Sexual health workshops available