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Needle Syringe Program

 

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All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL

 

Services Include:

  • Sterile needles
  • Disposal of used needles
  • Alcohol swabs, filters, sterile water, tourniquets and cookers
  • Condoms and lube
  • Health & Social service referrals

 

Are you interested in Naloxone (anti overdose drug)? Please text us at 519-375-2006 to find out how you can get a Naloxone kit.

 

Locations:

Owen Sound:

  • Grey Bruce Health Unit

101 17th St. East, Owen Sound, ON

Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

 

Durham:

  • Durham Apothecary Remedy’s Rx

320 College Street North

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:30am - 6pm

Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 4pm

 

Hanover:

  • Pharmasave, Hanover Medical Clinic-lower level

118 7th Avenue, Hanover, ON

Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm,

Saturday and Sunday-Closed

 

Walkerton:

  • Public Health Clinic, Walkerton Hospital

21 McGivern St., Walkerton, ON

Mondays 10am - 4pm

 

Southampton:

  • Kristen’s Pharmacy

197 Albert Street South, Southampton ON

Mondays to Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 1pm

 

Meaford:

  • Rexall

54 Sykes Street North, Meaford ON

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays 9am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 3pm

 

Markdale:

  • South East Grey Community Health Centre

55 Victoria Street, Markdale ON N0C 1H0

519-986-2222

Monday 8:30am - 7pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 7pm

Thursday 8am - 7pm

Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

 

*Please call  us at 519-376-9420 for information on more of our locations!

 

Helpful Tips

  • Injecting is the most complicated and risky way to do drugs.  Snorting, smoking or swallowing drugs are all safer than injecting.
  • Aseptic Injection is a way of injecting that reduces the risk of getting an infection from injecting.  Aseptic injecting helps to avoid becoming infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV.
  • The basic idea is that no blood gets transmitted from one person to the next.
  • Using a sterile syringe is not enough to avoid diseases, as they can be spread by very small amounts of blood. This means it is important not to share, syringes, filters, water, swabs, cookers or tourniquets.

 

Safer Injecting Means

Never sharing:

  • Don’t share your needles, water, cookers, filters, or tourniquets.

Keeping it sterile:

  • Swab surfaces, your fingers, and the injection site before injecting.

Safe disposal:

  • Always place sharps in a hard walled container, and return it to your local needle exchange.

 

 

Needle Syringe Programs Help

  • Needle syringe programs are helpful in modifying many risk related practices of injection drug use (for example reusing and sharing needles).
  • The recovery of needles helps control the unsafe disposal of needles in the community (for example playgrounds, washrooms) and reduces the risk of blood-borne infections.

 

 

Our Goal

  • To reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne illnesses, such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
  • To reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis by providing sterile needles and supplies to people who inject drugs.
 

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