Opioid Prescribing Hotline
Are you a family physician or nurse practitioner practicing in the North West LHIN? Do you need real-time point-of-care support when making decisions about opioid prescribing?
CALL THE NEW OPIOID PRESCRIBING HOTLINE: 1-866-939-6464
A drug information pharmacist will answer your questions about:
Tapering - How do I taper patients off a specific opioid?
Switching - How do I switch from one opioid to another (or to a non-opioid option)?
Interactions - Are there potential interactions with other medications?
Withdrawal - What medications or other strategies can I use to minimize withdrawal symptoms for patients?
Calls will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday*
If volumes are high, calls will be returned as soon as possible (within a guaranteed 4-hour time frame).
This hotline is a proof-of-concept project offered in the North West, North East and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN catchment areas to assess feasibility and demand for this service.
For non-urgent questions best addressed by a physician specialist, consider:
- Using the Ontario eConsult Program: For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joining the Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain Network: For more information, contact email@example.com
Visiting the Ontario Pain Management Resources – a coordinated program of tools and resources from partner organizations across the province that’s updated regularly and available 24/7.
To view the Opioid Prescribing Hotline Frequently Asked Questions, please click here for the PDF.