Campus Health Harm Reduction Team

In response to the increasing rate of drug overdoses across BC, we have established a Campus Health Harm Reduction Team (HaRT) to engage our campus community in discussions about the opioid epidemic and substance use, and build on existing strategies to strengthen harm reduction services. Working in partnership with Interior Health, HaRT has launched a confidential drug checking service to students, staff and faculty to provide information about what is in their substances and support informed decision making. In addition, the team provides guidance on low-risk use and overdose prevention.

HaRT’s Harm Reduction Services

HaRT’s harm reduction services, including drug checking, are open to everyone – not just UBCO students, staff and faculty. The team can provide naloxone training and distribution, take-home fentanyl test strips, referrals to support services, sterile supplies, substance use education, and more. Anyone can text or call the HaRT phone at 250-864-1431 to arrange for a sample drop off/pick up. To find out more information about our services, check out the HaRT website

When and Where to Find HaRT
These hours and locations are relevant as of September 8th, 2022.

On campus drug checking:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 1 to December 16th, 2022
UNC 337
When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Find more information on the HaRT website or check out our Instagram (@campushealthubco).

Questions?  E-mail harm.reduction@ubc.ca
We also accept texts and phone calls during drug checking hours on our confidential phone – 250 864 1431.

 In community:  Find locations for drug checking in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton here