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Overdose Outreach Teams


1. About Overdose Outreach Teams

Overdose Outreach Teams (OOT) in Regina and Saskatoon have started connecting with people who have recently experienced an overdose to help them access programs and services. The teams are part of a pilot project launched December 1, 2022, to help individuals reduce their risk of overdose and other drug-related harms.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is leading the pilot, in partnership with Regina Fire Protective Services and Saskatoon Fire Department.

Overdose Outreach Teams are comprised of a mental health and addictions counsellor from the SHA and a primary care paramedic from fire services. The teams connect with individuals after they have experienced an overdose by providing short-term counselling and connect them with other agencies for longer-term support.

Overdose Outreach Teams Piloted in Regina and Saskatoon – News release (December 1, 2022)


2. What Overdose Outreach Teams Do

Overdose Outreach Teams:

  • Reach out to individuals who have recently experienced an overdose. 
  • Support and help connect individuals to follow-up care and services. 
  • Provide harm reduction education.
  • Conduct risk assessments and assist with safety planning. 
  • Provide short-term counselling while connecting individuals to other agencies/organizations for longer-term needs.
  • Help individuals who experience an overdose start on a path of recovery and treatment planning. 

3. Make a Referral

Anyone can refer a person to OOT services. Family members can refer, as can police, firefighters, EMS and health professionals. Client consent is needed in each case.

For email referrals, client consent is indicated on the referral form, along with how to contact the client. For phone call referrals, the OOT gathers consent verbally.

Referral forms
Overdose Outreach Team Referral Form - Regina
Overdose Outreach Team Referral Form - Saskatoon

Hours of service:
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Regina referrals
Phone: 306-510-3445

Saskatoon referrals
Phone: 639-471-8335

Please note that the OOT is not an emergency response team. If someone is experiencing an overdose and needs urgent assistance, please call 911.

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