The ASK Wellness Society would like to acknowledge that our programs and facilities operate on Secwepemcúl'ecw, Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ, and Syilx tmixʷ traditional and unceded territories.

Health Penticton

Drug Checking

The Community Drug Checking Service, in partnership with Interior Health Authority and the BC Centre for Substance Use, allows free testing of substance samples that is both fast and anonymous. The service makes use of the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), to analyze and identify components within substances to increase awareness for individuals who use. The schedule of Availability is listed below

Contact Alyssa Cavill:

(236) 422-1601


We recommend you check out the following links for more information:

Carmi Health Clinic

Martin Street Outreach Center

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Schedule of Availability for Drug Checking

In-Person FTIR Drug Checking


  • 8am-12pm at Burdock
  • 1pm-4pm Martin Street Outreach Clinic


  • 8am-12pm at Fairhaven
  • 1pm-4pm at scheduled community partner locations
    • First Thursday of the month: One Sky Peer Education
    • Second and Third Thursdays of the month: Compass Shelter
    • Fourth Thursday of the month: Penticton Foundry

Sample Drop Available

  • 24/7 at:
    • Burdock House
    • Fairhaven
    • Compass Shelter
  • Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm
    • Martin Street Outreach Clinic
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