Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - Clarence St

Service: Ottawa Public Health - Harm Reduction Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone Site Office/Supervised Consumption Service 613-580-2424 ext 29047 
Site Van 613-232-3232 
Sexual Health Centre 613-234-4641 
Ottawa Public Health Information 613-580-6744
After Hours Phone 3-1-1 * 613-580-2400
Fax 613-580-2635
Primary Contact Kira Mandryk, Supervisor, Harm Reduction; Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 12739; Email:
Primary Executive Dr Vera Etches, Associate Medical Officer of Health; Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 23675; Email:
Alternate Executive Andrew Hendriks, Director, Health Protection; Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 24151; Email:
Address & Map
179 Clarence St
Ottawa, ON K1N 5P7
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Service provides access to harm reduction supplies for safer drug use such as needles and sterile water * access to supervised consumption services (SCS) 
Wide range of health services * anonymous HIV testing including Point-of-Care * testing for Hepatitis B and C * screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) * pregnancy tests * Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) * Hepatitis A, B and influenza vaccinations * naloxone dispensing and training (Peer Overdose Prevention Program (POPP)) * First Aid * counselling * referrals to health and social service agencies including drug treatment agencies 
Site Van travels to various locations within the City of Ottawa * collect calls accepted * staffed by Public Health Nurses and Outreach Workers
Hours Site Office/Supervised Consumption Services Mon-Sun 9 am-9 pm * Site Van Mon-Sun 5 pm-11:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility People who inject drugs including steroid users, sex industry workers and street involved people.
Application Drop-in or call
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Established New City of Ottawa: 2000
Funding City / Town ; Provincial
Elections City Council is elected and some members participate as members of the Board of Health.
Print Material Pamphlets
Date Updated 21 Dec 2018
Service Categories Hepatitis Testing ; HIV Testing ; Immunizations ; Mobile Health Care ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Opioid Antidote Distribution Programs ; Pregnancy Testing ; Street Outreach Programs ~ Public Health Issues ; Supervised Injection Sites

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