Grand River Hospital

Site: Withdrawal Management Centre

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Organization Details
Areas Served Waterloo Region ; Will serve any part of the province
Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Non-medical management of withdrawal symptoms for men and women in a residential setting; 
  • 24 hour monitoring and care for people who need a structured and/or protected setting in order to abstain; and 
  • Day programs to support individuals maintaining abstinence and transition to other community supports. Clients must abstain from any substance use for two weeks before they can qualify for day programs. 
Hours Varies depending on service required
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
The centre may be the right choice if the person seeking help: 
  • Is intoxicated or experiencing withdrawal symptoms 
  • Is 16 years of age or older 
  • Is medically and psychiatrically stable 
  • Can manage a group environment 
  • Chooses to be there voluntarily 
  • Is not experiencing, or at risk of, serious medical complications that require medical assessment and intervention (i.e. head injury, seizures, loss of consciousness, chest pain, overdose) 
  • Is not threatening harm to self or others 
  • Is not in benzodiazepine or methadone withdrawal 
Application Individuals can self-refer by visiting or calling the centre. Referral agencies and individuals are encouraged to call ahead to ensure bed availability, and to prevent a potential wait for an intake interview. Those offering support to the person being referred are encouraged to accompany the individual during the intake interview. 
Bring: Any prescribed medication in their original dispensed bottles, other than narcotics; two changes of seasonally-appropriate clothing only, sleep wear (have a washer and dryer for client use); walking shoes; coat and boots as required; and toiletries (tooth brush, tooth paste, combs, shampoo, etc) but no alcohol-based produces (i.e. cologne, face astringents, mouth wash etc).
Languages English
Fees None - Most services covered by OHIP
Service Categories Detoxification
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-749-4318
After Hours Phone 519-749-4318
Address and Location Information
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
52 Glasgow St
Kitchener, ON N2G 2G7
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Intersection Park St. and Glasgow St.
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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