About the Clinic
Columbia Street Community Clinic – formerly known as the Portland Clinic before relocating to Columbia Street – has two physicians on staff each day, from a team of 13 GPs and addiction specialists seeing up to 50 patients a day, five days a week.
It provides access to low-barrier primary care services, mental health and addiction treatment services. These include assessment and same-day prescriptions for methadone and suboxone, along with various opioid agonist treatment (OAT) options including injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) and Tablet Injectable Opioid Agonist Therapy (TiOAT). It also offers access to lab work, immunizations, monthly Hep C and women’s health clinics, as well as access to various other in-house specialist clinics, including internal medicine and neurology.
Information on our PHS Health Care Policy can be found here.
We are taking the necessary precautions to provide the best possible care in an environment that is safe for patients, visitors and medical staff. We are following directives from WorkSafe BC and Vancouver Coastal Health.
The clinic is promoting virtual health visits (also known as telehealth) – where possible, patients are encouraged to call to discuss their medical complaint. We can provide medication refills, including OAT dose assessments and refills, by phone. Call 604-879-7906
Note that we are not accepting new patients at this time.
Anyone arriving at Columbia Street Clinic will be asked screening questions, have a temperature check, and be required to use hand sanitizer and wear a mask.
To maintain physical distancing, we have established an occupancy limit as well as a one-direction flow in the clinic.
Any patients with COVID-19-like symptoms will be required to wear a mask and wait in an assessment area while a physician reviews treatment and investigation options.