Exterior photo of St Paul's Hospital during the daytime

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

  • Check eligibility

    This site is for patients that are already been admitted to St. Paul's Hospital or if you are seeking medical care as an outpatient. 

Hours of operation

Currently open
  • Monday:   10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday:   10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday:   10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday:   10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday:   10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday:   10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday:   10:00 am to 8:00 pm

The site is closed for lunch from 2 to 3 p.m. The last injection is at 7:15 p.m.

Parking & Transportation

The following buses stop in front or near St. Paul's:

  • #1 Burrard Station/Beach #2 Macdonald – 16th Avenue/Burrard Station
  • #22 Knight/Macdonald
  • #44 UBC/Downtown

Patients can find metered parking along Burrard Street and other nearby streets. Remember that meters along Burrard and other major streets may not be in effect during rush hours. St. Paul's Hospital has an underground parking lot and a small open-air lot off Thurlow and Comox streets.

St. Paul's Hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital is an acute care, teaching and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver operated by Providence Health Care.

Supervised Consumption & Overdose Prevention Sites

Supervised consumption and 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.