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LifeLabs partners with BCCDC Foundation
September 26, 2019

Partnering with the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health to bring awareness to the opioid crisis in BC

The opioid crisis in BC is a public health emergency that has an impact on all of us; whether personally or through a friend or neighbour, in the province and Canada-wide.

LifeLabs has partnered with the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health (BCCDC Foundation) to bring attention to this important issue. Leveraging LifeLabs’ extensive reach across BC, the campaign utilizes patient service centres and additional communication channels to promote a substance use anti-stigma education campaign to introduce, for example, the use of respectful, non-stigmatizing language when describing people who use substances.

Negative language discredits and discriminates, making people feel isolated and more likely to use drugs alone.  When a person uses alone they are less likely to access lifesaving programs and services. Treating people who use substances with respect improves health outcomes and helps save lives.

We all have a role we can play in educating ourselves about stigma and one significant step we can take is by changing the way we speak about and treat people who use substances. Substance use is a health issue, not a moral one. To change the conversation and to focus on eliminating stigma, the BCCDC Foundation has developed a wide range of resources to provide insight into the overdose crisis.

By working together, we hope to bring attention to this important issue to improve health outcomes and help save lives.

You can follow the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, and LifeLabs on Facebook and Twitter for updates, information, and resources.

 



For rush results (NAAT within 12 hours and PCR within 24 hours)

  1. Order your FlyClear test and receive your FlyClear test requisition
  2. Book an appointment at a LifeLabs location below.
    • Bring your printed FlyClear requisition and Passport
    • Select your ordered Province’s Rush Test to start booking:
    British Columbia

    6084 Russ Baker Way
    Richmond near Airport

    COVID-19 PCR (24h) / Rush 12h NAAT

    Ontario

    6084 Russ Baker Way
    Richmond near Airport

    COVID-19 PCR (24h)
    Rush 12h NAAT
    Rapid Antigen (2h)

Pre-Departure testing now available from the comfort of your home with MyVisit (Currently Greater Toronto Area only)

  1. Order your FlyClear test and receive your FlyClear test requisition.
  2. Book your Home Visit appointment with the MyVisit portal or, if your flight is within the next five days, contact a MyVisit coordinator 1-416-993-9579 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm EST)

MyVisit Pre-departure testing offers:

  • COVID-19 PCR/NAAT swab testing
  • COVID-19 Antibody Blood (serology) testing

The MyVisit fee is $80 per person.

Pre-Departure testing

Book your appointment online here. If your flight is within the next five days and you have received your FlyClear requisition, please contact a MyVisit coordinator 1-416-993-9579 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm EST).

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