Rapid Addiction Support Team (RAST)

Doctor standing in front of Emergency Room sign.

This program is a partnership of an Addiction Case Manager from our agency and a Nurse Practitioner from the Brant Community Healthcare System.  This team supports people who use opiates and come into the emergency department at Brantford General Hospital.  Our Addiction Case Manager can provide support while you are in the hospital and can also connect with you in the community.  They can help with referrals to things like withdrawal management and residential treatment, connection to housing/shelter, crisis counselling, and harm reduction supplies and naloxone training. Connection to this program happens through the hospital.