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Needle Exchange Program

The Needle Exchange Program is a harm-reduction program run in partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU). All exchange supplies are provided free of charge and no identifying information is requested.

Services Provided

  • Injection kits including, new needles, spoons (cookers), alcohol swabs, sterile water, tourniquets, and when requested vitamin C
  • Safe smoking kits including, glass stems or bowl pipes, screens, and mouth pieces
  • Sharps containers for the safe disposal of used needles, stems, pipes and other substance use equipment
  • Information about safer substance use and about community supports

To Access Services

We welcome anyone in need of these services to drop-in the South Georgian Bay CHC. We are a stigma-free office and a trained staff will be on-site during office hours to offer any guidance or assistance, if needed. Our hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am-12, and 1pm-4:30pm, Tuesdays from 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm, and 5:30pm-7pm, and Fridays from 9am-1pm.

Location

South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre
14 Ramblewood Dr, Unit #202
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 0C4

For more information visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website’s Needle Exchange Program page and their People Who Use Drugs are Real People campaign.

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