Overdose Prevention Site at Powell River CRC
- 4752 Joyce Avenue Powell River, BC V8A 3A6
Medical mask policy in effect during respiratory illness season
Masks are currently required in all patient care areas of hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health-care sites and clinics. Please do not enter these facilities if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, such as runny nose, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath/trouble breathing, diarrhea or vomiting. Do not enter these facilities if you feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms.
Visitors to long-term care and seniors’ assisting living facilities need to wear a medical mask in common areas and when participating in indoor events in common areas.
Thank you for helping keep patients and staff healthy this season.
Overdose prevention sites are safe spaces where teams of trained staff monitor people who use illicit drugs while they use to help prevent and recover from overdoses.
How to access
Drop in during regular hours to access our services.
Hours of operation
- Monday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Sunday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
VCH provides clinical support and harm reduction supplies. PREP Community Programs, a local not-for-profit agency staffs the site.
The service is funded by VCH and Powell River's Community Action Team (CAT) with members from 67 local organizations, including municipal government, Tla'amin Nation, first responders, frontline community agencies, experts, residents and families with lived experience.
Powell River Community Resource Centre (CRC)
Offers drop-in support and resources to adult community members of Powell River, including those that are marginalized and at risk. Vancouver Coastal Health funds the overdose prevention site in this location.