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


  • 8:00am-12:00pm: Burdock, 594 Winnipeg St
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm: Martin Street Outreach Clinic, 101-437 Martin St


  • 8:00am-12:00pm: Fairhaven, 2670 Skaha Lake Rd
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm at scheduled community partner locations

o   First Thursday of the month: One Sky Peer Education, 330 Ellis St

    • Second and Third Thursdays of the month: Compass Shelter, 1706 Main St
    • Fourth Thursday of the month: Penticton Foundry, 501 Main St

Sample Drop Available

  • 24/7 at:
    • Burdock House, 594 Winnipeg St
    • Fairhaven, 2670 Skaha Lake Rd
    • Compass Shelter, 1706 Main St
  • Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm
    • Martin Street Outreach Clinic, 101-437 Martin St
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