Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM)

Pinewood Centre

COVID-19 Related Service Changes

Due to COVID-19 related service changes, the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic is now booking in-person appointments for new patient assessments at Pinewood Centre (300 Centre Street). There are no appointments at the hospital site and no walk-in services at this time. Follow up appointments will be by telephone. Please call 905-576-8711 ext 37226 and leave a message to have an Addictions Counsellor call you back about the clinic.

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinics

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinics offer fast access to quality care on a walk-in basis for people living with alcohol and opioid-related addictions. Services include medical treatment and same-day counselling services without a doctor’s referral.

Our RAAM clinics are located at Oshawa Hospital and Pinewood Centre, and are part of a Ontario’s strategy to prevent opioid addiction and overdose. Lakeridge Health is leading the Opioid Strategy Action Group.

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic stats at two yearsWe help people with alcohol, opioid or other drug-related addictions by providing:

  • Assessment of substance use disorders and review of treatment options
  • Medications for alcohol and/or opioid use disorders
  • Overdose prevention education and take-home Naloxone kits
  • Referrals to Pinewood Centre addiction services and other services as needed
  • Management of alcohol and opioid withdrawal

RAAM Clinics help manage addictions and offer quick access to quality care, which reduces the impact on the number of opioid overdoses that are being managed in hospital Emergency Departments.


Oshawa Hospital
1 Hospital Court, Oshawa
905-576-8711 ext. 3 RAAM (37226)

Enter on the south side of hospital at the GAIN Clinic, near the Durham Region Cancer Centre

Hours: Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Pinewood Centre
300 Centre St. S., Oshawa

905-576-8711 ext. 3 RAAM (37226)

Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00am

Referral Options

  • Walk-in, no appointment required
  • Fax: 905-723-8139
  • Lakeridge Health Order Entry (RAAM)