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Need help immediately?

If there is an urgent safety concern, please call 9-1-1 or go to emergency at your nearest hospital.

Suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-784-2433

Call BC Crisis Line: 604-310-6789

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

KUU-US Crisis Support Line (BC Wide Indigenous Toll Free Crisis and Support Line): 1-800-588-8717

We provide needle exchange services for anyone wanting to dispose of used needles safely and legally. We also provide clean needles, sterile water, alcohol wipes and health information to encourage safer injecting practices. The goal of our needle exchange services is to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other diseases. Needle exchange services also reduce the number of discarded needles in public and the incidence of needle-stick injuries.

How to access

  • Drop in

    The kiosk entrance is found outside, to the left of the clinic entrance.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday:   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Women's Night Drop in is every Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

How to get here

The health centre is accessible by public transit. Street parking is available.

Downtown Community Health Centre

We provide clinic services, referral services, support groups, therapy and ambulatory nutrition care, and a full range of addiction and mental health services, which are free for those living in the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona areas. Methadone and Suboxone are both available as opiate replacement therapies. Our team includes a podiatrist, respiratory therapist, and dietitian.

Harm Reduction Supplies & Needle Distribution Sites

Harm reduction and needle distribution sites provide harm reduction supplies, including safer injection, safer smoking and safer sex supplies, along with harm reduction education and referrals to health services, addictions services and other social supports.