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Syringe Exchange Program
What Is Syringe Exchange:
The Syringe Exchange Program is a public health program for intravenous drug users.
It is an important component of a comprehensive set of programs designed to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other blood borne infections among injection drug users, their families and within our communities.  The program provides new, sterile syringes in a one-for-one exchange for used, contaminated syringes.  Important risk reduction information is provided and a licensed progessional staff member is available to help drug users get into drug treatment and health care programs. Other services are sometimes provided, including HIV testing.


Clinic Information:
LOCATION:      621 Grade St, Kelso WA 98626
DAY/HOURS:   Fridays, 2:00-5:00pm
SERVICES:      Walk-in-Only; no appointments necessary


Safe Needle Disposal:
For information on safe needle disposal for non-syringe exchange clients, please visit the Waste Control website here.


Risk Reduction Tips:
  •  Never reuse or share needles, water or drug preparation equipment.
  •  Use a new needle every time you inject.
  •  Get new needles from a reliable source (pharmacy or syringe exchange).
  •  Use clean water.
  •  Use a new disinfected container ("cooker").
  •  Use a new filter ("cotton").
  •  Clean the injection site with an alcohol swab.
  •  Safely dispose of syringes after one use. 









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