Needle Exchange Program (NEP)

The Needle Exchange Program (NEP) is part of Ontario’s harm reduction program and is offered by Southwestern Public Health to provide sterile, single use equipment to help prevent the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Our services are free and confidential.

Supplies/Services available include:

  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Cookers/Spoons
  • Filters
  • Sterile Water
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Non-latex Tourniquets
  • Safer inhalation kits
  • Snorting Kits
  • Vitamin C
  • Condoms
  • Dental Dams
  • Educational Resources
  • Testing for any Blood Borne Infections or STI’s
  • Used needle disposal (see how to dispose of dirty needles safely below)

Although clients are encouraged to return any used equipment they are not required to ‘trade in’ used equipment for new supplies.

 

Needle Exchange Program locations:

Elgin-St. Thomas

Southwestern Public Health - St. Thomas Site
1230 Talbot St, Clinical Services, Main Floor St. Thomas, ON
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Central Community Health Centre (CCHC)
359 Talbot Street, St Thomas, ON
Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

West Elgin Community Health Centre (Main Entrance and to the Left)
153 Main Street, West Lorne, ON
Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

Oxford County

Southwestern Public Health - Woodstock Site                                      
410 Buller Street                                                                                                 
Woodstock, Ontario       
Monday-Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

Ingersoll
171 Thames St. South
Ingersoll, ON
Monday & Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - noon
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more information call 519-303-0580                                     

Tillsonburg
​Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre (OATC)
5 Ridout St. E., Tillsonburg
Monday & Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
More information: 519-409-6282

Elgin Mobile Outreach Program (every Wednesday)

 
Mobile Outreach Services: Call or text 226-377-7968
Harm Reduction Information: 519-631-9900 ext. 1240
Toll Free: 1-800-922-0096

View Elgin Mobile Outreach poster

 

ROUTE A: First Wednesday each month

10 Mondamin Street – Drop-in 9:30pm - 11:30am

Grace Cafe – 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Hub (North Side St. Thomas) – 3:00pm - 4:00pm 

 

ROUTE B: Second Wednesday each month

Shedden Keystone Complex – 9:20am - 10:30am

Port Stanley United Church – 10:45am - 11:45am

Straffordville Community Centre – 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Port Burwell Fire Hall – 3:15pm - 4:15pm                           

 

ROUTE C: Third Wednesday each month

Aylmer Kinsmen Park – 10:30am - 11:30am

Malahide Community Place – 11:45am - 12:45pm

Belmont Arena – 1:00pm - 2:00pm

 

ROUTE D: Fourth Wednesday each month

Dutton Dunwich Community Centre – 9:30am - 10:30am

West Lorne Arena – 11:00am - 12:00pm

Rodney Community Centre – 1:15pm - 2:15pm

 

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