Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Site: Windsor - Ouellette Ave

Service: Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention - Fentanyl Patch Exchange Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-258-2146 ext 3100
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5822
Fax 519-258-6003
Primary Contact Eric Nadalin, Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Department
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Windsor and Essex County Fentanyl Exchange Program  
* The Windsor and Essex County Fentanyl Exchange Program is a voluntary pharmacy based program to reduce the number of fentanyl patches being used in unintended ways that can cause harm.  
* This program is the result of a partnership between police, pharmacists, and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. 
* The program strongly urges patients to keep their new and used patches locked in a secure cabinet or container. 
* It also helps people keep track of their patches and helps ensure they are used as prescribed.  
* The program puts requirements in place so that patients will receive no more than one month’s supply at a time and will need to return their used patches to the pharmacy before receiving new ones. 
* The patches will be returned to the pharmacy on a program brochure. One brochure can hold up to fifteen used patches.  
* The pharmacy will provide the patient a program brochure each time they pick up a new fentanyl order. For each used patch a patient returns, patients will receive a new one. (For example, if a patient returns 10 used patches they’ll be given 10 new patches).  
* Patients that find it difficult to return all their patches are encouraged to speak with their pharmacist. 
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Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Essex County ; Windsor
Eligibility Fentanyl Patients
Application * Call or walk-in for more information 
* Fentanyl Patients can speak to their pharmacists or physicians about the program
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Limited translation upon request
Fees None
Agency Information
Primary Executive Dr Wajid Ahmed, Acting Medical Officer of Health
Funding City / Town - City of Windsor ; Regional / Municipal - County of Essex ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
1005 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON N9A 4J8
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Intersection Ouellette Ave and Erie St W
Bus Routes Transway 1A ; Transway 1C ; Central 3 ; Ottawa 4 ; Dougall 6
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom, Ramp, Entrance and Elevator

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