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Stop ODs - Supervised Consumption Services - Calgary

Opening of temporary supervised consumption services

Health Canada has approved AHS’ application to offer supervised consumption services at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre.

A temporary site in the parking lot of the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre is now open and will provide an interim solution while construction continues on a permanent service within the building is set to open in early 2018.

What we heard

Thank you to everyone who participated and provided feedback into our planning for supervised consumption services at Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre.

Next steps

AHS will continue to work with the City of Calgary, Calgary Police Service, the Calgary Coalition on Supervised Consumption as these services are implemented and will continue to provide updates to the community.

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback we want to hear from you.  Please contact SCS.Calgary@ahs.ca or call 1-877-275-8830.

Other supervised consumption services work

Health Canada approved applications by the Edmonton-based community coalition AMSISE (Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton) to offer supervised consumption services at three community facilities. In addition, Alberta Health Services has received approval to offer supervised consumption services to in-patients at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, making it the first acute care hospital in North America to provide these services.

The Lethbridge-based community organization ARCHES has also been granted approval to provide supervised consumption services at a location in the city’s downtown.