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Admission Process

Information on how to apply to the Oaks Centre, with information about the Withdrawal Management Services, Tapering Program and the programs of the Camillus Centre.

For Withdrawal Management Services

Screening for services is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year at 705-848-2129 ext 3304. Withdrawal Management Staff will gather all required information and determine detox bed availability. Screening for physical and psychological heath, and COVID-19 prior to admission is required for participation in the program. Clients must be ambulatory and capable of caring for their own personal needs. Clients are to bring all prescribed medications in their name, with the proper label on the container from their pharmacy.

For Tapering Program

Tapering booking clerk is only available for screening and intake on Thursdays and can be reached at 705-848-2129 ext 301. Tapering office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For Camillus Department

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care mandates a standardized process of application for all drug and alcohol treatment agencies across the province of Ontario. Our 3 Step Process involves:

  1. Completion of Standardized GAIN Q3-MI ON
  2. Initial Contact and Screening
  3. Intake Assessment.

Admission will require a copy of the GAIN Q3-MI ON assessment be completed to confirm appropriate treatment. To obtain an assessment in your area please contact ConnexOntario by phone at 1-866-531-2600 (24/7) or on their website

All clients seeking treatment must have a standardized assessment completed. The completed assessment summary is sent to Camillus Centre and the Intake Reception completes a short telephone screening and schedules a telephone appointment to speak with the Intake Worker. The intake worker obtains more detailed information about the client and provided there are no concerns, the Intake Worker will offer clients the earliest available treatment date.

The Drug and Alcohol Helpline www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca or 1-800-565-8603 provides free information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario and locations where to have assessments completed.

The Camillus Centre Intake Secretary can be contacted at 705-848-2129 ext 312 from Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information please contact 705 848-7181 ext 3313

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Monday to Friday: 8:00am -12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Contact the Oaks

The Oaks Department

Physical Address:
9 Oakland Blvd.
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 2T1

Mailing Address:
Oaks Department
70 Spine Rd
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1X2

Phone: 705-848-2129
Email: information@sjgh.ca


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