Evergreen Health’s Syringe Exchange Program is a safe and welcoming place for you to get the services and support you need. We provide a safe space for people who use drugs and other substances to get the services and support they need. Our mobile and walk-in syringe exchanges offer clean needles and injection tools, overdose prevention training and safer injection counseling with our peers and health care professionals.
Anyone who injects drugs such as heroin, cocaine, crack, meth, other opioids/opiates, etc., or other substances, including insulin, vitamins and steroids.
Syringe exchanges have proven effective at reducing the transmission of blood-borne illness, especially HIV and Hepatitis C, among people who inject drugs. They are also a place where substance/drug users can access other health services.
No. All syringe exchange services are completely free. Referrals to some medical or mental health services may require insurance. If you need insurance, Evergreen will help you sign up.
Enrollment in the syringe exchange is anonymous, which means you don’t have to provide your name or any contact information to be in the program.
Syringe exchange membership does NOT protect you from charges for drugs or other paraphernalia.
The Harm Reduction Center has a mobile unit that travels to different locations so you can get the same great service as a visit to the Syringe Exchange.
Call or text us at 716.482.9633, or follow us at @HarmReductionGO on Twitter, to find out where we are in WNY.