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