Syringe Service Program
We have drop-in locations in Saint Johnsbury, Rutland, and Barre. Our mobile van services other communities such as Newport, Morrisville, Wells River, Middlebury, Saint Albans, Swanton, Hardwick. If you town isn’t listed that’s okay, give us a call anyway.
We have a variety of hours available, ranging from drop in hours with no appointment necessary to scheduled appointments at locations that make it easy for folks to meet us.
HIV and Hep C Testing
Vermont CARES offers free HIV & HEP C testing at all of our sites and in our mobile van. We use a rapid-result finger stick test, made by OraSure, that produces initial results in 20 minutes. These tests are accurate, fast, and free of charge. During a session a counselor will discuss risks and ways to stay safe. We offer appropriate referrals to health and social services as needed. Getting tested is the only way to know your status. It is one of the best forms of prevention.
Through our Syringe Service Program we provide the life saving medication, naloxone, also known as Narcan. This safe and easy to use nasal spray can reverse an opioid overdose in minutes.
We provide educational workshops, videos and in person demonstration.
Fentanyl test strips are available at all of our sites. Research has show that this cost effective intervention can save lives. To see the John Hopkins study click here.
Wound Care Support
Our current project incorporates both conventional and herbal strategies for wound care. We have two herbal preparations for antimicrobial support and abscess care. The herbal preparations are designed to be preventative.
We have information about safer injection strategies, vein health, proper wound cleaning, and give referrals to other services or health care practitioners.
How It Works
- Become a member. It’s free and completely anonymous.
- We will meet you where you are at. You decide what you need and want.
- We will treat you with respect and non-judgmental care.
- Receive a special card that provides you protection under the law when possessing injection equipment.
- Receive your start up kit containing sterile equipment, works and more……
- After initial visit come back in anytime to reconnect with us.
- Some of the things you can get from us: Narcan (naloxone), Fentnayl test strips, HIV & HCV testing, wound care kits, referrals to treatment, and case management services.
- We have drop in hours, no appointment needed.
- We also offer appointments and mobile van services, just give us a call.
Saint Johnsbury, VT
1091 Hospital Drive, St. J
Drop In Hours: Thursday’s 9am to 5pm
Downtown St J Mobile Day: Wednesday’s 9am-5pm
Monday thru Friday mobile services or in office services are available 9am-5pm by appt.
802-748-9061 or 802-448-4898
1 Scale Ave, Rutland VT
Building 18, Suite 103, 1st Floor
Behind the Howe Center
Drop in hours: Wednesday’s 9am to 3pm & Thursday’s 12pm to 5pm
802-775-5884 or 802-528-1139
Located at People’s Health and Wellness Clinic
553 North Main Street
Drop in hours: Every Monday 10am to 1pm
Monday thru Friday mobile services are available by appt.
Martina 802-528-1139 or Kim 802-505-6711
Mobile Syringe Service Program
Services: Staff comes to your location,mobile van and cars, sterile supplies, naloxone (Narcan), fentanyl test kits, wound care kits and more…..
Contact info: Phone:802-345-4601 then choose the extension of the location nearest you. Or call us directly.
Service areas by county: Orleans, Essex, Caledonia, Orange, Washington, Lamoille, Orange, Addison, Rutland, Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle
We are in Saint Albans every Wednesday in St. Albans at 172 Fairfeild Street 10am-12pm
Mon.-Fri. Mobile delivery available by appt. Call 802-309-7288
We are available by appointment Monday thru Friday. You choose where you want us to meet you!