Toronto Public Health provide programs and services to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, and to reduce drug related harms for people who use drugs in the City of Toronto.
The Works Programs and Services
Drop-in or call us.
Location: 277 Victoria St (Yonge & Dundas)
Hours: Clinic, Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Outreach Van, Monday - Saturday, 6:30pm-11:30pm
Methadone and Suboxone (Drug-substitution therapies)
We offer methadone and suboxone services, that include: counselling, support, and referrals to housing and other community services. This is a self-directed, client-centred program that does not require abstinence. No take-home doses.
Preventing Overdose (Naloxone POINT Program)
The POINT program provides training to current/past opioid users and their peers/family in recognizing the signs of overdose and ways to reduce the potential for overdose. Program participants are trained on how to administer Naloxone in cases of opioid overdose and are provided with a take-home Naloxone kit that contains Naloxone and instructions on how to use it.
Testing and Vaccination
The Works provides testing for: HIV (anonymous testing available), Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and Syphilis. We offer free vaccines for Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, Pneumococcal and Influenza.
The Works Van is on the road Monday to Saturday from 6:30pm – 11:30pm. Services include: distributing harm reduction supplies & counselling. POINT training, testing and vaccinations are also available periodically.
Harm Reduction Supplies
The Works in partnership with community agencies to distribute free harm reduction supplies.
- Safer injection equipment: syringes in various sizes and brands, sterile water, alcohol swabs, tourniquets, filters, acidifiers, and cookers
- Safer smoking equipment: Pyrex stems, brass screens, chop sticks, and mouthpieces
- Safer Sex Products: condoms and lubes