Exterior shot of Gibsons Health Unit at dusk.  The lights are on inside and the sign is visible on the outside.

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

    Drop in for needle disposal and harm reduction supplies, including safer injection, safer smoking and safer sex supplies.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday:   8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

Mobile service is available Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Parking & Transportation

Parking available at the site and a bus stop is located close by.

Gibsons Health Unit

Gibsons Health Unit is a community health centre that provides a range of health care services in a single location.

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.