Community Risk Reduction
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, the Baltimore City Needle Exchange Program is changing its hours. During the Coronavirus pandemic and until further notice, please only rely on the schedule at this link.
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.
Lisa Parker, Assistant Director
Hours and Locations (Note, please refer to hours and locations during the Coronavirus Pandemic, link here)
|Hours of Operation||Location|
|Monday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Monroe & Ramsey; Fremont & Laurens|
|Monday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Fulton & Baker; Pontiac & 6th Ave.|
|Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Baltimore & Conkling (Highlandtown)|
|Monday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM||Milton & Monument|
|Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Montford & Biddle; Pratt & Carey|
|Tuesday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Freemont & Riggs; Barclay & 23rd|
|Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||800 W. 36th Street|
|Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Baltimore & Conkling (Highlandtown)|
|Wednesday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM||Fremont & Laurens|
|Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Pontiac & 9th Ave.|
|Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Wallbrook & Dennison|
|Thursday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Monroe & Ramsey|
|Thursday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Milton & Monument|
|Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM||Baltimore & Gay (The Block)|
|Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Park Heights & Spaulding; Greenmount & Preston|
|Friday 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Fulton & Baker; Barclay & 23rd|
|Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Montford & Biddle|
|Friday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM||Monroe & Ramsey|
|Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM||Fremont & Riggs|
* New Fixed location in Hampden @ 36th & Chestnut Ave. [St. Luke’s Church on the Avenue]- Wednesday 9:30AM-11:30AM
PLEASE NOTE: Needle Exchange will be closed on Baltimore City holidays.
*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 to volunteer should fill out the volunteer application and return it to [email protected]
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