AHS Safeworks Calgary


Administrative Office: 5th Floor Sheldon M. Chumir Health Center
1213-4th Street SW
Calgary, AB

Phone:(403) 955-6570
Fax:(403) 955-6755
Hours of Operation:
  • Centre of Hope
    Monday - Wednesday 1pm to 4pm              Main Floor
    420 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0R9; 403-410-1180 
  • Safeworks Mobile Van
    This mobile van a wide range of safeworks services out to street locations to meet the needs of a diverse group of HIGH RISK individuals
    403-850-3755 Mobile Van (8:00 pm - Midnight) Please call early in the day and leave a message 
  • Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
    Monday 5pm - 7pm & Wednesday 1pm - 3pm                                                         Main Floor next to security.
    1213 4 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X7; 403-955-6200
  • The DI (Calgary Drop-in Centre)
    Monday - Wednesday 9am - 12pm                    Rm 117
    1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P8; 403-699-8216
Brief Description of Services Provided:

Safeworks is a program designed to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis B & C infection by increasing awareness and knowledge about these infections, teaching safer injection and sexual practices, and by helping clients change behavior surrounding these practices.  The program also aims at reducing the use of drugs where possible, in order to help clients adopt healthier outreachlifestyles.  The team is staffed by community health nurses, social workers and outreach workers who reach  high risk populations of people living in Calgary.


Services provided include:


Injection Supplies & safer injecting information
Testing & Counselling for HIV, Hep A, B, C, syphilis, chlamydia & gonorrhea
Health Information
Wound care


Pregnancy Tests
Sobriety Support

Special Populations:None
Referral Process:Self referred as well as agency or institution referred
Programs Offered:
Restrictions or Exclusions Criteria: None, no appointment necessary