Overdose Prevention Program

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HIV Community Link is continuing to provide services in Calgary and Medicine Hat. While our office doors are closed temporarily, we are actively providing support by phone and through outreach. We are working on developing new ways to offer some of our services, such as online education and delivery services to our registered clients. For updated information, visit our COVID-19 Update Page


Do you need a Naloxone kit? Naloxone kits are available free of charge. If you get a kit at a community walk-in clinic or pharmacy, you do not need ID or a prescription. View this interactive map of pharmacies and walk-in clinics carrying Naloxone.

In Alberta, opioid use, specifically that of fentanyl, has grown in recent years, causing an increase in overdose deaths. If you or someone you know uses drugs, consider making use of our overdose prevention program which includes training and take home Naxolone kits. Naxolone is a fast-acting, safe and proven drug that can reverse opioid overdoses. This drug must be given at the time of the overdose in order to work.

In Medicine Hat, HIV Community Link provides an overdose prevention program to reduce the number of deaths caused by opioid overdose. We offer training to people who use drugs, friends, family, and service providers in order to:

  • Reduce the risk of overdose
  • Recognize the signs of an overdose and how to respond 
  • Access life-saving Naloxone kits

Contact the HIV Community Link office in Medicine Hat at phone number (403) 527-5882 or at email info@hivcl.org for more information about the overdose prevention program and details.

As part of our efforts to address the opioid crisis, HIV Community Link is the co-chair of the Medicine Hat Coalition on Supervised Consumption (MHCSC). This is a multi-stakeholder group providing advisory support to the development of supervised consumption services in Medicine Hat. This includes research into the needs of people who use drugs and recommendations around program design and locations. Read the Frequently Asked Questions about supervised consumption services.