Where can I get my drugs checked in Penticton?

ASK Wellness Society in collaboration with Interior Health is hosting a FTIR Spectroscopy which will be operate five days a week. This means, our community has access to in-depth drug checking as a harm reduction tool. To ensure success of the program and uptake in the community, the FTIR will be available in the community two times a week for in-person testing (using COVID safety measures).

  • Mondays at Victory Shelter (starting Nov 8)
  • Wednesdays at Compass House and Martin St. Outreach Centre (starting Nov 3)
  • Sunday-Thursday Burdock House (for clients only due to COVID)

Sample drop-off locations are also available at Victory shelter, Compass House, Martin St. Outreach Centre, Burdock House and SOWINS Centre.

Drug checking results will be posted weekly to ASK Wellness Society Penticton Facebook page. 

A special thank you to the UBCO HaRT team who supported community based FTIR testing in Penticton over the last year.  The HaRT team will continue to be providing FTIR services to Foundry Penticton on the last Friday of the month. 

FTIR Penticton poster – help spread the word!