Comox Valley

PHONE 250-338-7400  FAX 250-334-8224
TOLL FREE / INFOLINE 1-877-311-7400

ADDRESS 355 6th St., Courtenay, BC, V9N 1M2

OFFICE HOURS Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm

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
  • Overdose Prevention Room for safer drug use and rapid overdose response
  • Education for safer drug use
  • Referrals and links to other services
  • Referral to and assistance navigating social and health care systems
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Services for Gay, Bi and Trans Identified Men

  • Sexual health workshops available

 

AVI gratefully acknowledges funding by United Way Central and North Vancouver Island.