Syringe Service Program

Walk In Locations & Hours

 

Saint Johnsbury, VT

1091 Hospital Drive, St. J

Every Thursday 11am to 2pm

802-748-6802

Rutland, VT

The Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave

Building 18, Suite 103, 1st Floor

Every Wednesday 9am to 3pm

802-775-5884

Barre, VT

Hosted by the People’s Health and Wellness Center

553 North Main Street

Every Monday 1pm to 3pm

802-371-6222

Mobile by Appt. Only

We serve as many towns as we are able in Washington, Franklin, Grand Isle, Addison, Orleans, Lamoille, Essex, Rutland & Caledonia counties.

802-345-4601

How It Works

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  • Become a member. It’s free and completely anonymous.
  • Complete a short intake with an outreach worker.
  • Bring your used syringes with you, if you’ve been storing them.
  • Receive a start-up kit of up to 100 new syringes & works bags with cottons, cookers, preps,   sterile water and ties.
  • After initial visit, you will receive a clean syringe for every used one you return, if feasible. We strive to get back 100% of what we give out.
  • Give us a call when you are ready to schedule a time to meet for your next exchange. When you call have your member ID handy and let the worker know how many you’ll be exchanging.
  • Return used syringes in the hard container that we will provide. Please remove all trash from containers!!

 

Available Services

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  • Clean needles & safe injection supplies
  • Pre-arranged mobile exchanges in select areas of Vermont
  • On-site walk in hours in Rutland, St. Johnsbury and Barre
  • Free disposal
  • Overdose prevention education
  • Overdose reversal kits (Narcan)
  • Treatment option counseling
  • Referrals to treatment
  • Free immunization clinics (currently in Rutland only)
  • Free & anonymous HIV & HCV Testing
  • Assistance with HCV treatment questions and referrals
  • Free condoms and other safer sex supplies
  • PrEP counseling and referrals (PrEP is medication that can greatly reduce HIV risk)
  • Personal care items
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