Addiction Medicine Consult Service – Cowichan District Hospital
Purpose: The Addictions Medicine Consult Service (AMCS) will support admitted patients regardless of their primary condition at Cowichan District Hospital (CDH) whose assessment, treatment and discharge plan would be strengthened through an addiction medicine consultation.
Patients Served: AMCS supports physicians with patients on inpatient units with known or suspected substance use disorder and/or who are experiencing harm due to their disorder. Consultations are available for any suspected substance use disorder; however, the primary focus of the AMCS is on patients with opioid and/or alcohol use disorder.
Services Provided: AMCS supports substance use treatment through assessment and diagnosis; symptom management (particularly for difficult withdrawal symptoms); treatment initiation during hospitalization; and linking and liaising with community-based treatment resources for discharge.
General Information on Addiction Medicine Consult Service
A referral is required by a general practitioner physician.