META:PHI is a provincial initiative to support health care providers in treating people struggling with substance use disorders with care models, clinical addiction tools for health care providers, resources for patients, and information about rapid access addiction medicine clinics across the province.

Emergency Department Resources

Administrative Resources
Addressing Stigma
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Administrative Resources
Application to Add Buprenorphine to ED Formulary
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Prescriber Information
Buprenorphine FAQs
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Prescriber Information
Buprenorphine: Information for Community Providers
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Buprenorphine Prescription after ED Initiation
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Buprenorphine Prescription for Home Start
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Buprenorphine Prescription for Microdose Start
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Prescriber Information
Buprenorphine Quick-Start Guide
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Prescriber Information
Buprenorphine Reference Guide for ED Providers
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Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
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ED Discharge Summary/Referral to RAAM
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Administrative Resources
ED Naloxone Distribution Medical Directive
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Administrative Resources
ED Naloxone Distribution Policy
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Administrative Resources
ED Naloxone Kit Distribution Record
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ED Order Set for Opioid Withdrawal/Buprenorphine Initiation
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Patient Materials
Suboxone Treatment: What to Know and Expect
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September 22, 2022

Information for people on methadone and health care providers about new generic methadone products

Two new generic methadone products have been added to the Ontario provincial formulary. As of September 29th, only the equivalent cost of generic methadone will be reimbursed by the province. […]

May 30, 2022

Take-home Naloxone Program in EDs and Hospitals

These materials are intended for EDs and hospitals who want to set up their own take-home naloxone programs, in collaboration with the Ontario Naloxone Program and local public health units. […]