Supervised Consumption Service

Alberta Health Services - Provincial Health Services


Description
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.

Includes:

  • 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.


Affiliation: George Spady Society, Northreach Society, Radius Community Health and Housing
Key Provider: addictions counsellors, indigenous support workers, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), outreach workers, support workers, paramedics, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • 18 years and older
  • ability to agree to service (informed consent) and to follow service rules
Application Process
Service Access: Walk-in / Drop In Service, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. Can self-refer or be referred by family or friend.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-424-8335 ext. 227
Web Site
https://www.gspady.org/scs-program-v1
Email
admin@gspady.ab.ca
Languages
Interpreters / Translators
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
August 2, 2023
Address
George Spady Centre; 10015 105A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, T5H 0M5
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Hours of Operation
24/7