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Programs & Services

Supervised Consumption Service

Provides a place where people who use pre-obtained drugs are monitored in a hygienic environment to reduce harm from substance use while also receiving additional support and connection to recovery-oriented services.


  • medical interventions by regulated health care providers in the event of opioid / stimulant overdoses, including oxygen and naloxone administration
  • sterile injection supplies and disposal equipment
  • drug poisoning prevention education and response training, including naloxone kits  
  • education on a variety of harm reduction topics, such as vein care, safer injection techniques, and hepatitis / human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention
  • connection to recovery-oriented services such as substance use treatment and supports, mental health care, and housing

Access to the following only for those using the site:

  • client advocacy and referrals to health, social and recovery-oriented services
  • basic wound care and health services (will vary by site)

This service is provided by Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health Services contracted service providers.

Contact Details

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

Location Info
SafeWorks supervised consumption site
1213 4 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0X7
403-955-3380, 403-801-4453 (Outreach)

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.

Getting There

Patient pay parking
Parking map

On major bus route.

Hours of Operation
24 hour service
Service Providers May Include
addictions counsellors, advanced care paramedics, indigenous support workers, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), outreach workers, peer support worker, primary care paramedics, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Service targeted to:

  • 18 years and older
  • ability to agree to service (informed consent) and to follow service rules
Service Access

Can self-refer or be referred by family or friend.

Service Languages
Interpreters / Translators


George Spady Society, Northreach Society, Radius Community Health and Housing, Turning Point Society

Service Locations
Also Known As
Supervised Consumption Sites
Overdose Prevention Sites, Safe Injection Sites