While physical access to the building remains by appointment only, all clincs are still open and operating meeting the needs of their clients.
Effective today, additional measures are being put in place to assist with overall access to the clinics on an as needed basis.
Moving forward, clients will be able to activate a chime in the clinic, or use an intercom to alert the clinic to their presence at the exterior door.
Please obey all instructions provided in hallway messaging, by clinic or facility management staff.
Welcome to our site. Here you can connect with our partner clinic or pharmacy. Opioid use disorder knows no bounds. Anyone, any age and in any occupation can find themselves addicted to opioids.
This site will offer plenty of subject information. We urge you to check back regularly and research our pages and posts.
Trew is one of the only places where clients can feel dignity and respect in our community. Trish and Taylor have provided a loving environment. to many. Dr Lea and Dr. Torrie have provided much needed medical treatment in a professional and accepting environment. I cannot express how comforting it was to know that Trew was there for my son when he needed them and now that he is clean and sober he has lifetime friendships with the staff. Thank you for being in our community🙏 . Never stops doing what your doing, the world needs more people like you
‘ve moved alot and have been to 3 different clinics in Victoria, Prince George, and now Nanaimo at trew beginnings. They have been the most supportive, non judgemental ladies I’ve met in all the clinics. They treat everyone like human beings, not like a “junkie” or like we’re beneath them. The 3 years I’ve been going they have been amazing, always supportive and helping me with anything and everything I need. ♥️ Love them!
Centre One was created to provide an umbrella of services and to be a single voice on the landscape of isolation and silios.
The idea of Centre One was born from frustration trying to work with municipal and provincial governments, their departments and agencies.
We have been involved with these issues for more than twenty years.
We have reached out to all the players, now we are going to reach out to the community, and all those who have yet to discover our services.
Each clinic has one or more specially trained doctors and each of these physicians have their own special ways of delivering services.
Our building is unique in that we do have three options. A private clinic, a physician run clinic and a non-profit clinic.
Clients are all able to choose which clinic, or which doctor meets their individual needs.
Our building has become to be known as a safe and caring place for those – about 500 patients a week who seek a variety of care.
We all need to work together while maintaining each clinic’s independence.
If you have something to offer, please contact us today.
Thank you for asking.
There are three clinics at Centre One.
Generally speaking the goal of a for-profit enterprise is to earn an income for it’s owner(s). This is achieved through sales and managing expenses.
Conversely, a non-profit is owned by no one and is governed by a board on behalf of the public it serves.
Two clinics are profit based, and one non-profit.
For the for-profit clinics, revenue is collected from services. In the clinic’s case it is based on clinic fees and medical service plan billings.
For the non-profit, income is from the same billing method, but the non-profit also raises funds through grants. This allows them to offer more services than may not be available through the for-profit model.
Both models need to raise or earn income to keep the doors open.
In all cases, clinic fees and medical plan billings are handled the same way.
The non-profit has chosen not to enforce clinic fees for private payers, and the other two clinics do charge clinic fees most of the time.
In the end think of it this way.
If a non-profit collected bottles to raise funds, that money would stay in the non-profit.
If a for-profit collected bottles to raise funds, that money would first be taxed, then offset through deductions to determine how much tax the for-profit should pay.
That tax may find it’s way back to the non-profit in the form of a grant.
We need for-profit enterprises whether it’s a clinic or a burger stand.
When seeking treatment at Centre One, you are free to research and choose the clinic and doctors that best suit your particular needs.
What we don’t recommend you to jump between clinics out of convenience or disagreement.
It is important that the clinics at Centre One eliminate barriers to treatment. If one of these barriers is ability to pay, then patients will still have access to a physician.
Not having any money is no reason not to seek treatment.
Please discuss your financial concerns with each clinic.
While not every clinic has a physician on site every single day, between the three clinics, there is a physician available in the building.
You can also phone one or more clinics for information and to discuss your needs. On each of the clinic pages is a contact form. Please use each clinic’s contact form to ask them questions, or to book an appointment.
Opioid addiction is not limited to a certain demographic.
It is important that your child seek treatment as quickly as possible.
Please look over this site and check out the clinic section.
Enquire with all the clinics to see which clinic, or physician would be a good fit for your child.
Centre One sees children, preteens, teens, adults, mature adults and the elderly. Yes, all have an addiction. The youngest has been twelve years of age.
If you have any concerns whatsoever, please reach out to a clinic for help or more information.
We recommend you discuss any concerns or reasons you have for wanting to change clinics with the doctor you normally see.
Ask the clinic you wish to use if they have after hours service. At least two of our clinics have after hour emergency service.
You can call the clinic directly, or use the number listed above for access to all clinics and the pharmacy.
Thank you for wanting to help. You can donate materials to any clinic, or to the pharmacy. If you wish them to be made generally available, mark them for Centre One use and as a group they will be shared.
We will be working with our lawyers in January to create a non-profit society to better align our purpose with funders and the government.
Check back later as we will be calling for board members for our new society.
Thank you for dropping by Centre One, a website for those looking for help and information with opioid sickness.
We’re adding content on a regular basis.
Be sure to drop by often.