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Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - Clarence St

Service: Ottawa Public Health - Harm Reduction Program

Alternate Name Clinical Programs Branch ; Health Protection ; Healthy Sexuality and Risk Reduction Unit ; OCR ; Ottawa. City Operations ; Sexual Health Center ; Sexual Health Centre ; Site Van ; SiteVan
Former Name Site (Harm Reduction Program) (2008) ; Site Needle & Syringe Program (2017)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
179 Clarence St
Ottawa, ON K1N 5P7
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Intersection Cumberland St and Clarence St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free occasional parking on the street * pay parking lot * parking meters
Description and 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-5 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
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
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; Email:
Primary Executive Dr Vera Etches, Associate Medical Officer of Health; Email:
Alternate Executive Andrew Hendriks, Director, Health Protection; Email:
Other Details
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
Resources Website
Accreditation Operates under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

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