AVI Service Updates – (April 20, 2020)

AVI Service Updates – COVID-19

     

    Campbell River

    • OPS and harm reduction distribution continuing with SD measures (reduction in number of booths etc)
    • Drop-in and groups cancelled
    • PWP offered via phone/email and limited outreach

     

    Courtenay

    • OPS and harm reduction distribution with entry through the back door to better control flow with SD measures (reduction in number of booths etc)
    • Drop-in and groups cancelled
    • PWP offered through phone an email and limited in-person support
    • Outreach to community

       

      Nanaimo

      • Majority of visits by phone or telehealth
      • Office is still open but clients are encouraged to phone or email first (if they come to the office they knock and are screened before coming the clinic)
      • Urgent in office visits only
      • HIV primary care visits by nurse and physician over telehealth (also OAT patients)
      • Nurse dispensing PrEP and other medications at the office using SD measures
      • PWP is providing support via phone and email
      • Supporting peers to access harm reduction supplies for distribution

       

      Westshore

      • Moved to providing as much via phone or telehealth as possible
      • Connecting with clients via phone or email
      • Some in person visits for urgent concerns or people who don’t have phones
      • All groups cancelled
      • Mobile operating as usual
      • Nurse available; offering STI assessment/testing/treatment, emergency contraception, PrEP assessment and access, Nursing outreach and contraception consultations. A phone appointment with the Nurse must be made prior to assess need. 

       

      Victoria

      • All groups programs cancelled
      • Harm reduction and OPS services have moved to Topaz Park with current hours of 10-2 and 5-9 with outreach between
      • Daytime harm reduction by buzzer only
      • PWP - drop-in space closed with packaged meals to go and by delivery; phone and email support for clients
      • Education staff working from home and /or assisting in above areas