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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 an offsite locations in an effort to stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis through the use of dirty syringes.

Other Services

  • 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
  • Olympia Free Medical Clinic (Wound Care Clinic):  2nd and 4th Tuesdays 4:00PM-7:00PM at the Syringe Exchance site - 1000 Cherry St. SE; Olympia

Syringe Exchange Schedule

**Temporary Schedule Effective 1/10/2017

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 2:00PM - 7:00PM - Syringe Exchange
Tuesdays  12:00PM - 5:00PM - Syringe Exchange
Thursdays
12:00PM - 5:00PM - Syringe Exchange
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

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MOBILE SYRINGE EXCHANGE SERVICES

    Currently Not Available

    *Updated 1/3/17

Additional INFORMATION

24 Hour Information Line:
(360) 709-3298

Department of Health:
About HIV/AIDS

contacts

Syringe Exchange Coordinator

Jeanie Knight: (360) 867-2535

E-mail

This page last updated: 01/10/17