This clinic is extremely well-run considering the amount of patients they deal as well as the calibur of patients that walk thropugh the door. I'm not trying to be judgemental but most people attending this clinic are struggling with addiction and all the social pitfalls that go along with this. I have found everyone there to be extremely helpful and friendly. I transferred from a clinic in Ontario and this clinic could learn alot from the way they run things. They are very accomodating and genuinely care about your health. Yes, it is a business but they do go above and beyond what they need to do, so in that sense it is well worth your 50.00 a month. There are a few people that pay out of their pocket but for a lot of people they are covered by the MSSD. I would recommend this clinic to anyone thinking about trying to change their existing lifestyle.
Not the place for chronic pain. I'm not sure why chronic pain patients even go there. Also be prepared to pay $50.00/month for the clinic, the reasoning? So that there will always be someone there to answer the phone. Yet their hours are Tuesdays to Fridays and they are closed Fridays at 2pm. Also, if you attending as a Chronic Pain Patient, there is only one day a week to attend. If you run into trouble you are supposed to be able to phone and the Doctor will call you....well if you do have to call for help on a day that is not your appt day, the doctor will phone back but he will also offer little help. Be prepared, if you are being treated for Chronic pain, for Methadone to be your only medication given. If it doesn't work, or you are having really bad side effects, you can call the doctor but he will do little or nothing when you call except tell you to hang on until your next appointment. He may also reduce your dosage if you are having problems with the medication, but gives you no alternative for your chronic pain. I imagine that this clinic is fine for people needing help coming off of drugs that have been abused as there are doctors there Tuesday to Friday that can help with withdrawal issues as well there is a psychologist that can help with emotional issues. In general, I wouldn't recommend this place for Chronic pain treatment.