Providence Crosstown Clinic

About this clinic

Crosstown Clinic is a leader in the substance use treatment field. It was the first clinic in North America to offer diacetylmorphine (prescription heroin) to severely substance-dependent clients. These are people for whom conventional (standard) treatment didn't help.

Crosstown Clinic serves those who need Injectable Opioid Agonist Therapy (iOAT) treatment. 

We treat clients along the continuum of substance use. The continuum is a range of how severe someone's substance use is. We support clients who want to explore other treatment options such an oral OAT (taken by mouth) or using fentanyl patches. At the same time, we aim to gradually move people to other services for ongoing care once they are stable and no longer need iOAT. 

Crosstown clients receive full substance use services at the clinic. This includes an on-site pharmacy. The pharmacy is staffed by a team from many professions. It provides iOAT within a supervised clinical space.

We help Crosstown clients find stability in their lives by connecting them to community services. These services might include primary care, specialist care and mental health services.

Crosstown is not able to provide primary care within the clinic. However, we work with the client and their care team to provide access to primary care resources. Then, we work as a team to provide the best care possible.

At this time, Crosstown Clinic is only able to accept referrals from community and acute care teams.

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: 7:30 am to 10:20 pm
  • Monday: 7:30 am to 10:20 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am to 10:20 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am to 10:20 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am to 10:20 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am to 10:20 pm
  • Saturday: 7:30 am to 10:20 pm

7 days a week, including statutory holidays. Closed: 11:20 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., 2:25 – 3:25 p.m. and 6:25 – 8:00 p.m.

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Clinical trials & research

Advances in treatments for substance use issues are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this field, so please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about substance use and find better ways to help people like you live and thrive. While you cannot assume benefit to yourself, your participation can improve care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information or contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit Providence Research.

Medical & professional referrals

At this time, Crosstown Clinic is only able to accept referrals from community and acute care teams.

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