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Needle exchange

The Needle Exchange gives clean needles and supplies to people who use injection drugs and reduces the spread of disease in the community.

- What is the Needle Exchange?
- What services are at the exchange?
- Where and when is the exchange available?

What is the Needle Exchange?

The Needle Exchange allows people who use injection drugs to:

  • Get needles and other supplies to reduce the spread of disease caused by reusing and sharing needles. Sharing needles and works can transmit HIV, Hepatitis B and C and other blood borne infections.
  • Dispose of used needles safely and keep the community safe from potential exposure to used injection drug equipment.
  • Receive health services such as Hepatitis C testing, immunizations, information, and referrals (including drug treatment) to other community agencies, including drug treatment.

What services are at the exchange?

  • Hepatitis C testing - confidential (finger stick, rapid test results in 20 minutes)
  • Hepatitis A and B vaccinations
  • Emergency contraceptive pills – effective up to 72 hours after unprotected sex
  • Overdose prevention training and Naloxone kit distribution
  • Resources and referrals to other community agencies

Where and when is the exchange available?

Clark County Needle Exchange
3701 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661
Map and directions
C-Tran Route 4, stops frequently
Phone - (360) 750-8610 or (360) 397-8086 during exchange
Hours - Monday and Wednesday - 3 to 6 pm
Friday - 2 to 5 pm

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(360) 397-8000 ext. 7205

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(360) 397-8000 ext. 7214