Live Local: Shoot Up Anywhere in the CRD

VIHA has launched a number of needle exchanges, similar to the outfit that was run on Blanshard and then proposed last year to share a building with a sexual assault centre.

The Vancouver Island Health Authority made the interesting move of concealing the location of these publicly funded needle exchanges. (more: CFAX news).
So, it makes sense that the needle exchanges won't operate out of a corner store. But it seems more likely they will operate out of one of the many VIHA offices in the region. These regions are handy: they are near your home. When you're sick, you already go to these centers. Snug over and leave some room for the junkie who needs clean needles. Heck, you should be really accommodating and just be ready to hand over your wallet: those IV drugs don't come cheap.

This is a partial list of potential needle exchange locations:

Esquimalt Health Unit
530 Fraser Street
Victoria, BC V9A 6H7

Peninsula Health Unit
2170 Mount Newton X Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2B2

Saanich Health Unit
3995 Quadra Street
Saanich, BC V8X 1J8

Sooke Health Unit
104 - 2145 Townsend Road
Sooke, BC V9Z 0H3

Victoria Health Unit
1947 Cook Street (confirmed)
Victoria, BC V8T 3P7

West Shore Health Unit
345 Wale Road
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2

Saanich
201-771 Vernon Avenue
Victoria, BC V8X 5A7

Tobacco Control Program
430-1900 Richmond Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4R2

Aberdeen
1450 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7

Glengarry
1780 Fairfield Road
Victoria, BC V8S 1G7

Gorge Road Hospital
63 Gorge Road East
Victoria, BC V9A 1L2

Mount Tolmie
3690 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC V8P 4R6

Priory (Hiscock & Heritage Woods)
567 Goldstream Avenue
Victoria, BC V9B 2W4

Saanich Peninsula Hospital
2166 Mt. Newton X Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2B2

Eric Martin Pavilion
2328 Trent Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4Z3

Hillside Seniors Health Centre
1454 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7

Memorial Pavilion
1952 Bay Street
Victoria, BC V8R 1J8

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