Health Alert: Overdose surge in Guelph (May 2, 2019)

Public Advisory

There has been a spike in the number of reported overdoses and other serious reactions in Guelph within the past two weeks. These are believed to be a result of fentanyl analogs.

Ensure you take precautions to reduce your risk of overdose.

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Reduce your risk

  • Carry naloxone
  • Never use alone
  • Start low and go slow (e.g., with every new purchase, start with 1/3 of a normal dose)
  • Use the Overdose Prevention Site which is supervised by health professionals at Guelph’s Community Health Centre

Get a naloxone kit

People who use drugs or their friends or family members can get a naloxone kit from:

  • The Overdose Prevention Site/Guelph Community Health Centre
    176 Wyndham Street North:
    7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
    160 Chancellors Way
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • ARCH
    Unit 110, 77 Westmount Road
    Monday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sanguen 
    176 Wyndham Street North
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Guelph Community Health Centre
    176 Wyndham Street North
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Along with many pharmacies. Check this list of pharmacies that have naloxone

Download a printable copy of the Health Alert (PDF, 2 pages, 99 KB)