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About SHST

Safe Health Site Timmins (SHST) is an Urgent Public Health Needs Site – also known as supervised-consumption site or overdose-prevention site.

The Numbers

Safe Health Site Timmins publishes our data on a monthly basis. 


January 2024

February 2024

March 2024

SHST is a controlled space where people can consume their own pre-obtained drugs under supervision of trained staff who can respond if a medical emergency (overdose) occurs. People who use the service can access basic medical care, referrals to treatment services, withdrawal beds, and other health and social services.

Supervised Consumption Services

Our community is moving forward with the application process for a Supervised Consumption Services site (SCS). This provincially-funded site would replace the existing temporary Urgent Public Health Needs Site (SHST), once approval is received. 

For information on the SCS, including opportunities to engage and ask questions, please visit: 

Our goals


Save lives by reducing the number of deaths and drug-related overdoses.


Reduce spread of infectious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis C.


Provide primary-care services and connections to addiction and social services.


Create a safer community by reducing substance use in public spaces.

About the Committee

SHST is a collaboration of the Timmins and Area Drug Strategy Steering Committee. This committee represents more than 20 community partners from local agencies, including health and social services, as well as public and emergency response services. Safe Health Site Timmins is just one initiative of the larger comprehensive community drug strategy. As the operator, Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) runs the day-to-day operations.

Below is list of the agencies who have been involved in the planning of Safe Health Site Timmins:

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