Findings from the Evaluation of Vancouver’s Pilot Medically Supervised Safer Injecting Facility – Insite

June 1, 2009
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV / AIDS


In 2003, the regional health authority in Vancouver, Canada successfully applied to the federal government for a legal operating exemption to pilot North America’s first medically supervised injection facility (SIF) – Insite. This report provides a lay person’s description of the scientific evaluation of Insite, as well as summaries of the research findings related to its impact.