Community Risk Reduction

The Baltimore City Needle Exchange Program


The Baltimore City Needle Exchange Program (NEP) seeks to reduce HIV, hepatitis C, and other infections by reducing the circulation of unclean syringes. The program also helps individuals with substance use disorders overcome addiction by linking them to drug treatment services. The program provides counseling and testing for HIV and syphilis. Opioid overdose response training is also offered at all locations. NEP services are provided in 16 locations during 26 weekly time slots throughout the city of Baltimore.

The mission of Community Risk Reduction Services is to deliver free and confidential quality HIV prevention and harm reduction education and services in communities within Baltimore City, via mobile and other outreach methods, in a non-judgmental manner that reduces the negative consequences of drug use among high-risk individuals and the general public.

The vision for Community Risk Reduction Services for 2018-2019 is to expand the capacity and accessibility to a continuum of comprehensive harm reduction-centered services for all individuals with substance use disorders in Baltimore City, and surrounding jurisdictions.

Contact Information:

Derrick Hunt, Director
Jeffrey Long,  Deputy Director
Lisa Parker, Assistant Director

Hours and Locations, Updated April 1st, 2021. To access The Baltimore City Needle Exchange Program (NEP) Newsletter )

Hours of Operation Location
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Carey & Lombard
Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fremont & Laurens
Monday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Brooklyn, Patapsco & 6th
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fulton & Baker
Monday 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM Baltimore & Conkling
Monday, 8:00 PM- 10:30 PM Milton & Monument
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Montford & Biddle
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Monroe & Ramsey
Tuesday 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM N. Fremont & Riggs
Tuesday 1:00pm -3:00pm Druid Hill Clinic [side lot]
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Brooklyn, Patapsco, and 6th
Wednesday 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Morrell Park
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Morrell Park
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wallbrook & Dennison
Thursday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Monroe & Ramsey
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM North & Druid Hill
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM North & Druid Hill
Thursday 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM Baltimore and Gay (The Block)
Thursday 9:00 PM- 11:00 PM Fremont & Laurens
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Park Heights & Spaulding
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Maryland & 21st
Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM N. Fremont & Riggs
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Milton & Monument
Friday 5:00PM- 7:00PM, 8:00PM- 10:30PM Monroe & Ramsey
Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Milton & Monument
Saturday 12:45 PM- 4:00 PM Fremont & Riggs

PLEASE NOTE: Needle Exchange will be closed on the Baltimore City holidays. 

Overdose Response Program - Staying Alive Program 

*Services offered on The Block:

Baltimore - HealthCare Access Maryland - every Thursday

Vaccine clinic – influenza and hepatitis B vaccines

The following Reproductive Health Services are offered on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday evenings of each month:

  • Contraceptive Services
  • Emergency Contraception
  • STD Testing & Treatment
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Referrals to Prenatal Care
  • Referrals to Johns Hopkins Medicine's Center for Addiction and Pregnancy (CAP) Program
  • Pap Smears

Volunteer Program

Volunteer for Needle Exchange!

Interested students who would like to volunteer should fill out the volunteer application and return it to Assistant Director, Lisa Parker,

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