Addiction and Mental Health - Opioid Dependency Program

Alberta Health Services - Provincial Health Services

Provides initiation and maintenance of Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) medications and psychosocial support to people with opioid use disorder to help them to live healthy lives. In situations where OAT medications are not effective, Narcotic Transition Services (with access to hydromorphone) is available in select clinics.

Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) medications (ie. methadone, Suboxone®) are available in all locations. Most OAT medications allows a person to function normally without drowsiness or withdrawal symptioms. In cases where OAT medications are not effective hydromorphone can be accessed in Narcotic Transition Services (NTS) locations (Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge). In all locations, individuals have access to medical support, medication and psychosocial support (housing, financial, mental health, legal, relationships).

Services available in all clinics may include:

  • ongoing support and monitoring (e.g. prescription management, medical follow up, urine testing, counselling and treatment planning)
  • health, safety and risk reduction teaching and management
  • source of information and expertise for community stakeholders on Opioid Agonist Treatment and the medications used
  • links to community pharmacists
  • links to other addictions treatment services
  • links to other social and health support systems
  • hepatitis and HIV screening

Services are voluntary and confidential.

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Key Provider: addiction counsellors, doctors, indigenous support workers, mental health therapists, nurse practitioners (NPs), peer support workers, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • anyone with issues related to opioid use
  • after assessment, a person will start treatment or referred to other service
Application Process
Service Access: See below, A referral is not needed to access ODP clinics. Appointments are not needed at most clinics (please see each location to check the need for appointments). Virtual ODP and tools for virtual connection to the ODP services are available when a person does not live near an ODP clinic. To find a service near you click on Addiction Services: Adult Counselling or call the Addiction Helpline.
Referral Process: N/A

Waiting Period: No,
Interpreter/Translation services
Fee: Yes,

No Fee to attend the program.

Dispensing fees payable to patient's assigned pharmacy.

Staff will assist to apply for medication funding when needed / appropriate.

Fee Reduction: Yes,

Client's Health and Benefit Plan or other prescription coverage, Alberta Works (if eligible).

Membership Fee: N/A
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
May 2, 2024
4805 48 Avenue
Red Deer, AB, T4N 3T2
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Hours of Operation
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Closed 12:00 PM (Noon) - 1:00 PM.