Supervised Consumption Services (SCS)

About the Program

Supervised consumption services are harm reduction based health services that provide a safe, welcoming, and confidential environment where it is legal to possess and consume drugs via injection, intranasal (snorting) and oral (popping pills). In addition to supervised consumption, individuals are provided with harm reduction supplies, education on safer drug use, overdose prevention and intervention, medical and counselling services, and referrals to housing, income support and other services.

Eligibility

Adults and youth of all genders who use drugs.


Languages of Service


Dates & Hours

The service opened on Friday, March 16, 2018.

SCS hours of operation:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am-8pm, Wednesday 1:00pm-8pm and Fridays 9:30am-4:30pm. Last call for service is one hour before closing.


Contact

The SCS is drop-in based; no referral or appointment necessary.

If you would like more information or have questions please contact the Queen West Site: 416-703-8280 x 2104 (SCS) or 416-703-8280 x 2100 (Centre’s main number)

For tours or to meet with your group please contact: Lorraine Barnaby, Supervised Consumption Services Manager (lbarnaby@ctchc.com), 416-703-8482 ext. 2333

Additional Information

  • Harm Reduction based service
  • Respond to opiate overdose
  • Nursing assessments, wound care and connections to other primary care providers
  • Supportive trauma informed/strengths based counselling available
  • Case management, accompaniment, advocacy, referrals and other practical support as needed