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.

Contact Information:

Derrick Hunt, Director
Jeffrey Long,  Deputy Director

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. 

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 [email protected]

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