Needle Exchange

Together with our community partners, we provide services to reduce harm to people who use drugs through our Stay Sharp program.

We offer free, confidential counselling, support and referrals to appropriate resources. Additionally we provide unused or new needle exchange (including sharps disposal kiosks), new needles, sterile water, alcohol swabs, filters, cookers, acidifiers, tourniquets, pipes, stems, pipe screens, latex condoms and lubricant at all of our office locations as well as the following locations within the community:

To report any used syringes found on public or private property in Guelph please visit Arch Guelph.

Location and hours of operation for needle exchange sites



Hours of Operation

WDG Public Health Locations and hours can be found here



Unit 115 - 89 Dawson Road,
Guelph ON
N1H 1B1

Phone: 519-763-2255

*Note: ARCH will be closed from June 25 to July 8, 2018 and will reopen at their new location at 77 Westmount Rd., Unit 110 on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Visit the ARCH website for more information. 

  • Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; closed 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Home delivery of supplies :

  • Thursday 6–8 p.m. 
  • Call 519-994-5419

Street Outreach Worker hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday & Sunday 10 a.m.–noon
  • Friday noon–2 p.m.
  • Sat 9–11 a.m.
Canadian Addiction Treatment Centre (CATC)

146 Wyndham St., Guelph

  • Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30pm (Closed for Lunch 12:30 p.m.–1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. (Closed for Lunch 12:30–1 p.m.)
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. (Closed for Lunch 12:30–1 p.m.)
  • Saturday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Sunday  9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Holidays  9 a.m.–12 p.m. 

Guelph Community Health Centre


176 Wyndham St. N,
Guelph, ON
N1H 8N9

Phone: 519-821-6638

  • Mondays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 10 a.m.–noon & 1:30-6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–noon & 2–4 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m.–noon & 1–3 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m.–noon

Find needle distribution sites across Ontario.

Learn more about safer injection practices by watching the following Safer Injection Demo video.


Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids and can help to prevent overdose. Recently, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has made naloxone available over-the-counter at pharmacies.

Naloxone is available for free at pharmacies when clients present their health card. Pharmacists will train clients to administer the naloxone. Individuals interested in naloxone who do not have a health card are still encouraged to visit a pharmacy or to connect with ARCH, WDG Public Health, or Sanguen Health Centre to receive a kit.

Visit the Government of Ontario’s Get Naloxone Kits for Free page to find locations.

For more information on harm reduction services provided in your community, visit ARCH and the Sanguen Health Centre.