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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

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Location Info
ARCH supervised consumption site - Unit 38 Women's Centre
10240 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3V9
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
24 hour service

Available to in-patients only.

4 consumption booths

Service Providers May Include
addictions counsellors, indigenous support workers, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), outreach workers, support workers, 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

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

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

Service Languages
Interpreters / Translators


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

Service Locations
Also Known As
Overdose Prevention Sites