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SYRINGE EXCHANGE

Sharing used and contaminated needles and syringes is a major way that HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other bloodborne diseases are spread from person to person. The goal of our Syringe Exchange program is to reduce the spread of disease by:

  • Sharing the importance of one-time-only use of sterile syringes;
  • Offering free sterile syringes in exchange for used syringes; and
  • Offering safe disposal of used syringes.

Along with sterile syringes, we also offer our clients health services and access to prevention counseling.

EXCHANGING SYRINGES

Syringe exchange is anonymous. Syringes are exchanged one-for-one. We also provide biohazard containers, which can be returned when full. Ask us about other free supplies.

WHEN & WHERE TO EXCHANGE

  • Kitsap Public Health District (This syringe exchange is not currently open due to COVID)
    345 6th Street, Suite 300
    Bremerton
    360-728-2235

  • Ostrich Bay Mobile Exchange: For delivery, please call or text (253) 470-6534 (24 hours noticed preferred)
    • MONDAY- CLOSED
    • TUESDAY- 9-5 (North Kitsap/Bremerton)
    • WED - CLOSED
    • THURSDAY- 9-5 (South Kitsap/Bremerton)
    • FRIDAY- CLOSED
    • SATURDAY- 9-5 (Bremerton)
    • SUNDAY - CLOSED
  • Peninsula Community Health Services (provides exchanges in 4 pharmacies)
    Pharmacy hours are 8am-5pm, closed 12:15-1:15 for lunch
    *optimal times would be 8am-11am or 2-4pm to avoid pharmacy busiest times.

    • Bremerton: 616 6th Street
    • Bremerton: 2508 Wheaton Way
    • Poulsbo: 19917 7th Ave NE, Suite 205
    • Port Orchard: 320 S. Kitsap Blvd

FIND A LOCAL SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT PROVIDER

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