Drug checking is a harm reduction service that allows people to determine what is in their substances and potentially take action to reduce the risk of any associated harms.

In collaboration with community partners, free, anonymous drug-checking services are available in Vancouver and other communities across Vancouver Coastal Health.

Where to access drug checking services

You can test your substances in multiple ways, either through on-site or take-home fentanyl test strips or by visiting a technician using an FTIR Spectrometer. You can access drug-checking services at all overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites and through Get Your Drugs Tested in Vancouver or by mail.

What's in my Drugs? video - Learn more about what happens when a person goes to a drug-checking service.

Fentanyl Test Strip Tutorial

Mia—a drug technician with Vancouver Coastal Health—shows us how to use fentanyl test strips at home.


FTIR Spectrometer and Technician

The FTIR spectrometer is a device that is able to provide you with more detailed drug checking information than a fentanyl test strip. FTIR Technicians provide drug checking services st:

Insite (139 East Hastings)

  • Monday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Get Your Drugs Tested (GYDT) (880 East Hastings)

Toxic drug and health alerts

Send and receive toxic drug and health alerts by text.

Toxic drug and health alerts is a free, real-time text messaging service for anyone to receive toxic drug alerts or share information about toxic drugs in their community. This service is anonymous.

People can get other information by text message, like where to find naloxone or how to get drugs tested.

Toxic drug and health alerts are currently available in Interior, Fraser, Northern, Vancouver, and Vancouver Coastal Health regions.

To sign up, text the word JOIN to 253787 (ALERTS).

See recent alerts on Towards the Heart.

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    Powell River Community Resource Centre (CRC)

    4752 Joyce Avenue Powell River
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    Get Your Drugs Tested

    880 East Hastings Street Vancouver
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    Hope to Health

    611 Powell street Vancouver
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    Molson Overdose Prevention Site (MOPS)

    166 East Hastings Street (Alley) Vancouver
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    Overdose Prevention Society (OPS)

    141 East Hastings Street Vancouver
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    Overdose Prevention Society Inhalation Tent

    141 East Hastings Street Vancouver
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    Powell Street Getaway

    450 E Hastings St Vancouver
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    Robert & Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre

    1669 East Broadway Vancouver
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    Sechelt Overdose Prevention Site

    5653 Wharf Avenue (Parking lot) Vancouver
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    135 Dunlevy Avenue Vancouver
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    SisterSquare Inhalation Tent

    Jackson and Powell Street Vancouver
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    Squamish Overdose Prevention Site

    37930 Third Ave Squamish
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    1081 Burrard Street Vancouver
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    Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site

    1101 Seymour Street Vancouver
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    Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU)

    380 East Hastings Vancouver