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Needle Exchange

All needle exchange services provided are non-judgmental, confidential and with no questions asked. Needle exchange sites provide injection drug users with sterile equipment at no cost. This reduces the likelihood of sharing and reusing needles and equipment that may result in blood borne infections.

Equipment provided includes:

  • Sterile needles and syringes
  • Sterile water
  • Cookers
  • Vitamin C
  • Filters
  • Used needle disposal containers

Cost

This program is provided at no cost. OHIP coverage is not required.


Locations and Hours

Mobile Service - Loft Crosslinks Street Outreach Van

York Region Public Health works in collaboration with Loft Crosslinks to provide needle exchange services through the street outreach van.

Available seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Call 1-866-553-4053 to schedule a meeting location.

Needle Exchange Sites

Needle exchange services are also provided at the following sexual health clinics. All locations offer free parking and are wheelchair accessible.

Markham Sexual Health Clinic
4261 Highway 7
Markham, Ontario,
L3R 9W6

Phone: 905-940-1787 Ext. 74211

Tuesdays: 2 p.m​. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Newmarket Sexual Health Clinic
22 Prospect Street
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 3S9

Phone: 905-895-4512 Ext. 74311

Mondays: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richmond Hill Sexual Health Cli​nic
50 High Tech Road (2nd floor)
Richmond Hill, Ontario,
L4B 4N7

Phone: 905-762-1282 Ext. 74811

Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Vaughan Sexual Health Clinic
9060 Jane Street
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 0G5

Phone:  905-660-4858 ext 77556

Thursdays: 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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