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.
Derrick Hunt, Director
Jeffrey Long, Deputy Director
Hours and Locations, Updated January 1, 2023. To access The Baltimore City Needle Exchange Program (NEP) Newsletter - Winter 2023 please click here.
|Hours of Operation||Location|
|Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Monroe & Ramsey |
|Monday 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM||Monroe & Ramsey |
|Monday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Baltimore & Conkling|
|Monday 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM||Milton & McElderry|
|Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Montford & Biddle |
Carey & Hollins
|Tuesday, 10:30 AM- 11:30 PM||Maryland & 21st |
Druid Hill Clinic (Side Lot)
|No Evening Services on Tuesday|
|Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Monroe & Ramsey |
Freemont & Laurens
|Wednesday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM||Monroe & Ramsey |
Freemont & Laurens
|Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM |
Wednesday 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
|Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Wallbrook & Dennison |
Park Heights & Spaulding
|Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||North & Druid Hill |
Fulton & Baker
|Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||North & Druid Hill|
|Thursday 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM||Baltimore and Gay (The Block)|
|Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Milton & McElderry |
Freemont & Laurens
|Friday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM||Milton & McElderry |
Brooklyn (Patapsco & 6th)
|Friday 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM- 10:30 PM||Monroe & Ramsey|
|Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM - 3:30 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 for Needle Exchange!
Interested students who would like information on volunteering and completing an application can contact Program Assistant, Cicely Franklin, via email by clicking here.
PLEASE NOTE: In lieu of the current climate of the COVID pandemic we are not currently accepting volunteers at this time.
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