We provide needle exchange services for anyone wanting to dispose of used needles in a safe and legal way. We also provide clean needles, sterile water, alcohol wipes and health information to encourage safer injecting practices.
The goals of our needle exchange services are to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other diseases. Needle exchange services also reduce the number of discarded needles in public and the incidence of needle-stick injuries. Needle exchange services are also available at any VCH Public Health Unit.