Needle Exchange Program

Needle Exchange Program

Update 3/16/11.

Overview

needle exchange program logoThe 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 1/21/11)

Hours of Operation

Location

Monday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Monroe & Ramsey; Greenmount & 23rd
Monday 12:45 PM – 3:30 PM Westwood and Mount, & Calhoun Streets, Cherry Hill (Terra Firma)
Monday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Morrell Park (Desoto Park- Parking lot)
Monday 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Freemont & Riggs
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Montford & Biddle; Pratt & Carey
Tuesday 12:45 PM – 3:30 PM Freemont & Riggs, Barclay & 23rd
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Monroe & Ramsey
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Baltimore & Conkling (Highlandtown)
Wednesday 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Freemont & Riggs
Thursday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pontiac & 9th Ave.; North & Rosedale
Thursday 12:45 PM – 3:30 PM Washington & Carey; Monroe & Ramsey
Thursday 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM Baltimore & Gay (The Block)*
Friday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Park Heights & Spaulding, Caroline & Monument
Friday 12:45 PM – 3:30 PM Westwood, Mount & Calhoun Streets, Barclay & 23rd
Friday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Washington & Carey
Friday 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Montford & Biddle
Saturday 12:00PM – 4:00PM Fremont & Riggs Ave.

*Services offered on The Block:
Overdose Prevention

Baltimore Health Care Access

The following reproductive health services are offered the first four Thursdays of each month:

  • *Pregnancy Testing
  • *Birth Control
  • *Emergency Contraception
  • *Referrals to Prenatal Care
  • *Referrals to JHU CAP Program
  • *Referrals to full comprehensive exams at one of our BCHD Clinics
  • *Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations

PLEASE NOTE: Needle Exchange will be closed on the following dates for 2011:

  • May 27 — City Furlough Day
  • May 30 — Memorial Day

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.