Harm Reduction Sites
Your site must be pre-authorized by the regional Health Authority to receive and distribute supplies.
Important to Remember
Many supplies have an expiration date. This should always inform supply use and distribution. Good supply management systems help reduce waste and save money.
Suppliers and product names may occasionally change. To ensure that your harm reduction supply order is filled in a timely manner, please use the most recent version of the Supply Requisition Form.
How to order harm reduction supplies
Get approval by your regional Health Authority
List of Representatives
Your site must be pre-authorized before you can order supplies.
Complete the Supply Requisition Form
Minimum Order Size
We recommend that you order in bulk every 3 months or longer to meet the Minimum Order Size. The distributor charges additional handling fees for small orders. If you failed to meet the Minimum Order Size, BCCDC might fax back the form with instructions to “increase your order” and your order might be delayed.Notice of Volume Increase
You must provide notice 6 months in advance if your order increases by more than 30% from the previous year. Talk to your Health Authority representative to ensure no disruptions occur.Keep your information current
Ensure your Health Authority rep is informed of changes to contact information to avoid the requisition form from not being processed.
Send form by Monday to receive supplies that week
Otherwise, your order will not be processed until the following week.
Check your order upon delivery
Ensure that you receive the correct quantity and that the supplies reach you in good condition. If you notice any discrepancy, or have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com
Dealing with Faulty Supplies
Faulty supplies should never be distributed. Make sure you replace these products with new supplies.
If you have received faulty supplies, please provide the BCCDC with the following details:
o product code
o lot/serial #
o site contact name and contact info
o description of the problem
o availability of samples
You may be contacted directly by Stevens should they require further information or need to arrange a sample to be returned to their warehouse.
Supplies like fentanyl test strips, and larger format sharps containers are not offered through the BCCDC Harm Reduction Program at this time. Please contact your regional harm reduction coordinator for information on how to access these products.
Tips to Reduce Waste
'First in, First Out'
Store new products to the back and bring old products to the front. This way you’ll remember to use older products first so they don’t expire.
Know what to order and how much
Know your community and track your supply usage. We encourage you to order once every three months for all of the supplies you need.
Have a system
Ensure more than one person is trained how to order and manage supplies. It’s still important to designate one person to be in charge to avoid duplicate orders.