Baltimore City
Health Department

Needle Exchange Program

Updated 3/13/12

Overview

needle exchange program logo

The Baltimore City Needle Exchange Program (NEP) seeks to reduce HIV, hepatitis C, and other infections by reducing the circulation of unclean syringes. The program also helps drug users overcome addiction by linking them to drug treatment services. In addition, the program provides testing for syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis C. NEP is provided in 17 locations in the city of Baltimore.

Read more about Needle Exchange here.

We're always looking for student volunteers! See how to volunteer for the Needle Exchange Program.

Hours and Locations (updated 3/26/13)

Hours of Operation

Location

Monday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Monroe & Ramsey
Monday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM Westwoof, Mount & Calhoun Streets
Monday 3:30-4:45 pm Park Heights & Spaulding
Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Baltimore & Conkling (Highlandtown)
Monday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Freemont & Laurens
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Montford & Biddle; Pratt & Carey
Tuesday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM Freemont & Riggs, Barclay & 23rd
Wednesday 3:30 - 4:45 pm Monroe & Ramsey
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Baltimore & Conkling (Highlandtown)
Wednesday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Freemont & Laurens
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Pontiac & 9th Ave.; North & Rosedale
Thursday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM Ward Street; Monroe & Ramsey
Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Baltimore & Gay (The Block)
Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Park Heights & Spaulding
Friday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM Westwood, Mount & Calhoun Streets
Friday 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Barclay & 23rd
Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Montford & Biddle
Friday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Monroe & Ramsey
Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM Fremont & Riggs

*Services offered on The Block:

Overdose Prevention - Staying Alive Program - every 2nd Thursday

Baltimore - HealthCare Access Maryland - every Thursday

The following reproductive health services are offered every Thursday:

  • Contraceptive Services
  • Emergency Contraception
  • STD Testing & Treatment
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Referrals to Prenatal Care
  • Referrals to Johns Hopkins Medicine's Center for Addiction and Pregnancy (CAP) Program
  • Pap Smears
  • Reproductive Health Services are provided every Thursday

PLEASE NOTE: Needle Exchange will be closed on Baltimore City holidays and September 2nd, October 14th - 16th.

Download and read the full Needle Exchange newsletter here (pdf)

Volunteer for Needle Exchange!

Interested students who would like to volunteer should fill out the volunteer application and contact Program Director Chris Serio-Chapman at chris(dot)serio-chapman(at)baltimorecity(dot)gov.

A wound care clinic is now available at our Monroe & Ramsey location (Monday and Wednesday) and at our Freemont & Riggs location (Tuesday).

A vaccine clinic will provide influenza and Hepatitis B vaccines at our Block location (Baltimore & Gay Streets) Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 

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Contact

  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • 2300 Garrison Blvd.
  • Suite 160
  • Baltimore, MD 21216
  • 410-396-3733

Community Risk Reduction Services Program Contacts

  • Chris Serio-Chapman
  • Program Director
  • 443-984-4081
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  • Derrick Hunt
  • 410-365-2401
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  • Jeffrey Long
  • 410-365-7404

Staying Alive Program Coordinator

  • Thomas Clemons
  • 443-829-9480