The Needle Exchange Program 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:
- Sterile Water
- Alcohol swabs
- Non-latex Tourniquets
- Safer inhalation kits
- Snorting Kits
- Vitamin C
- 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 sites
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.
Southwestern Public Health - Woodstock site
410 Buller Street
Monday-Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30
171 Thames St. South
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
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
The Livingston Centre
96 Tillson Avenue
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For more information visit: