Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy Clinic (OPAT)

The Outpatient AntiMicrobial Therapy clinic (OPAT) offers services such as antibiotic therapy, wound assessment and treatment under the care of our Infectious Diseases Specialists, nurses and pharmacists. 

Our Infectious Disease Physician will provide a thorough assessment, establish a diagnosis, prescribe treatment and determine appropriate care and monitoring during therapy if applicable. 

How to Get Referral

Physician referral required. Patients who would benefit from additional assessment and/or treatment under the care of an Infectious Diseases Specialist. 

For the Emergency Department only

  • The OPAT referral form must be faxed to our clinic (including all ER documents, such as ERP orders, nursing assessment, and notes)

For all other physicians:

  • Call the infectious disease specialist who is on call for OPAT for the week
  • If eligible, fax the OPAT referral form, to our clinic (including all other relevant documents) 
  • Referral Form (Physician Only): OPAT Referral Form
Royal Jubilee Hospital - Royal Block 1 

Fax: 250-370-8638

Phone: 250-519-1829

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

OPAT Nurse: 250-755-7691 Ext: 53596
Medical Daycare: 250-716-7795
(7 days a week: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)  
Fax: 250-740-6939

Hours of Operation

Royal Jubilee Hospital

7 days a week: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • New patients accepted Monday to Friday (not on stat holidays or weekends)
  • New Patients are expected to arrive at 7:30 am (unless otherwise arranged)

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (no stat holidays) 

  • New patients accepted Monday to Friday (no stats or weekends)
  • Appointment times will be arranged with family and patients prior to discharge from hospital
Preparing for Your Visit

OPAT Patient Information Pamphlet

  • if you are driving, please allow for extra time as parking is limited
  • new patients are expected to arrive at 7:30 a.m. unless otherwise arranged ​​​

After your Visit

Going Home with Intravenous Antibiotics

Giving Your Medication by CADD Solis and IVAD

Giving Your Medication by Gravity and PICC

Giving Your Medication by CADD Legacy and IVAD

PICC and CADD Solis

PICC and CADD Legacy

NRGH Online Home IV teaching links for patients

Services at Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy Clinic (OPAT)