Needle Exchange Program (NEP)

The Needle Exchange Program (NEP) is part of Ontario’s harm reduction program and is offered by Southwestern Public Health to provide sterile, single use equipment to help prevent the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Our services are free and confidential.

Supplies/Services Available Include:

  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Cookers/Spoons
  • Filters
  • Sterile Water
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Non-latex Tourniquets
  • Safer inhalation kits
  • Snorting Kits
  • Vitamin C
  • Condoms
  • Dental Dams
  • Educational Resources
  • Testing for any Blood Borne Infections or STI’s
  • Used needle disposal (see how to dispose of dirty needles safely below)

Although clients are encouraged to return any used equipment they are not required to ‘trade in’ used equipment for new supplies.


Needle Exchange Program locations:

Elgin-St. Thomas

Southwestern Public Health - St. Thomas Site
1230 Talbot St, Clinical Services, Main Floor St. Thomas, ON
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Central Community Health Centre (CCHC)
359 Talbot Street, St Thomas, ON
Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

West Elgin Community Health Centre (Main Entrance and to the Left)
153 Main Street, West Lorne, ON
Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

Elgin Mobile Outreach Services

View Service Schedule and Locations.

Oxford County

Southwestern Public Health - Woodstock Site                                      
410 Buller Street                                                                                                 
Woodstock, Ontario       
Monday-Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

17 Thames St. South
Ingersoll, ON
Monday & Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - noon
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more information call 519-303-0580                                     

​Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre (OATC)
5 Ridout St. E., Tillsonburg
Monday & Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
More information: 519-409-6282

Oxford Mobile Outreach

Every Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Call or text: 226-377-7968

Confidential and Anonymous Mobile Needle and Syringe Outreach including pick ups and deliveries of harm reduction supplies, Naloxone training


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