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  SYRINGE (NEEDLE) EXCHANGE SERVICES  
 
 

It is estimated that an individual injecting drug user (IDUs) injects about 1,000 times a year. This adds up to millions of injections, creating an enormous need for reliable sources of sterile syringes. The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) provides a way for those IDUs who continue to inject to safely dispose of used syringes and to obtain sterile syringes at no cost. The department SEP provides a range of related prevention and care services that are vital to helping IDUs reduce their risks of acquiring and transmitting blood-borne viruses as well as maintain and improve their overall health.

Syringe Exchange offers a 1 for 1 exchange of syringes at offsite locations in an effort to stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis through the use of dirty syringes.

Other Services

  • HIV/AIDS education and counseling
  • Condom distribution to prevent sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Referrals to substance abuse treatment and other medical and social services
  • Distribution of alcohol swabs to help prevent abscesses and other bacterial infections
  • On-site HIV testing and counseling and crisis intervention
  • Referrals for tuberculosis (TB) screening, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infections

Syringe Exchange Schedule

Mondays
Mobile Syringe Exchange Only
11:30AM - 3:00PM 
Tuesdays  2:00PM - 7:00PM - Syringe Exchange
2:00PM - 6:00PM - Testing Hours
Thursdays
12:00PM - 5:00PM - Syringe Exchange
12:00PM - 4:00PM - Testing Hours
The Syringe Exchange is closed during all major holidays. For more information, please call (360) 867-2500.

 




SYRINGE EXCHANGE location

1000 Cherry St SE
Olympia WA 98501

*Entrance at Back Door

Get Directions

MOBILE SYRINGE EXCHANGE SERVICES
  • (360) 280-6746

    MONDAYS ONLY

    Call between 9:00AM-2:00PM to schedule

Additional INFORMATION

24 Hour Information Line:
(360) 709-3298

Department of Health:
About HIV/AIDS

contacts

Syringe Exchange Coordinator

Malika Lamont: (360) 867-2510

E-mail

This page last updated: 04/14/14