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Services available in Courtenay

GENERAL SERVICES

  • Infoline (1-800-665-2437) provides information about HIV & HCV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus & Hepatitis C Virus), safer sex, HIV testing or transmission, STDs, harm reduction, etc.  The confidential calls are administered by trained volunteers and staff.
  • HIV/HCV-related presentations for high-risk populations in prisons, social service organizations, and other community organizations.  
  • AVI’s extensive collection of material regarding HIV/HCV-related issues available to the public at our office. Education Information, resources, presentations and displays can be requested through the staff at any of our locations.

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS OR HEPATITIS C

  • Short-term solution-focused counseling and support
  • Advocacy and support with issues regarding income assistance, health care, employment, housing, and legal matters
  • Persons With Disability status application assessment and assistance
  • Referrals and links to other services
  • Non-judgmental education and support for treatment, side effects, nutrition and symptoms

Schedule of services:

  • Monday to Thursday Lounge Drop In – between 9 – 12 pm
  • Mondays – 9 – 12 pm – Homeless Outreach Worker (assistance locating and maintaining housing)
  • Tuesdays – 10 – 12 pm – community health nurse (wound care, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.)
  • Wednesdays – 11 – 12 pm – public health nurse (vaccinations and STI/HIV/Hep C testing, etc.)

For more information for services for HIV+ or hepC+ people visit Positive Wellness Program.

HARM REDUCTION SERVICES

  • Access to harm reduction supplies, support and education around safer drug use
  • Appropriate referrals and links to other services
  • Harm reduction-focused education and support
  • Assistance navigating current healthcare and social assistance structures for access

SERVICES FOR GAY & QUEER MEN

  • Sexual health workshops
  • Short-term solution-focused counseling and support

See also our Men's Wellness Program.

For more information about these services please contact us.