Community Risk Reduction Services

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 impacts 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
Rania Mohamed, Assistant Director
Phone: 410-396-3731

Hours and Locations, Updated November 1st, 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
Morrell Park
Monday 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Monroe & Ramsey
Morrell Park
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
Morrell Park
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 Program

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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