Supervised Consumption Services (SCS)
" I can come here and be myself, without judgement, thank you for the work you do"
We are now able to offer a safe place for people to use drugs under the direct supervision of medically trained staff to promote harm reduction and decrease the harm and deaths linked with opioid use. Safe consumption sites connect people to health and social services, provide harm reduction supports such as sterile equipment, and encourage safer drug use. Staff is on hand to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose. They also reduce impact on Emergency Medical Services attending to drug overdoses. We do not provide site users with drugs.
According to AHS, in 2017 in Alberta, 733 people died of opioid overdoses including fentanyl.
Supervised consumption services, along with needle exchanges, naloxone, and opioid dependency treatment, help reduce harm from substance use, including HIV, Hepatitis C, bacterial infections, and fatal overdoses.
There are 2 other sites in the Edmonton downtown core that are collectively available 24/7. The Royal Alexandra Hospital also has services available, however it is for in-patient use only. These sites are one of the responses to Alberta's opioid crisis.
Our job is to educate, support, empathize, and ensure the safety of individuals presenting to the Supervised Consumption Services within our Edmonton community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.
"I would like to thank all those who have shown me to be humble and accept gratitude. Thank you for showing me I need to help others along the way. I have made a positive impact in my community. Love everyone, because love conquers all"
Private Tour Bookings
Looking to gain an insider’s perspective on our site? We look forward to sharing knowledge and providing you with important information based on the harm reduction model. To respect the privacy of our clients, tours will not be done during operational hours. Available dates are listed below.
January 12 - 1:00pm February 9 - 1:00pm March 9 - 1:00pm
April 13 - 1:00pm May 11 - 1:00pm June 8 - 1:00pm
Pre-registration is required to ensure there is enough time and space for an enjoyable experience.
To request a tour, please send an email to our coordinator Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org at minimum three business days prior to the tour. If you are requesting a tour less than three business days in advance, please call 780.422.7333 ext 266.
Please include the following details:
∙Number of guests
∙Requested tour date
You can also add any topics you'd like us to elaborate on during the tour and we will try to accommodate for a greater experience.
Boyle McCauley Health Centre
10628 96 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2J2
Phone: (780) 422-7333 ext. 3
Fax: (780) 422-7343
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday - 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Friday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday - Closed
We are closed on all statutory holidays