The Portland Needle Exchange reduces the spread of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C by exchanging clean needles and supplies for used equipment at no cost.
In addition, participants receive education on risk reduction, overdose prevention education, naloxone, case management services, testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, STDs and referrals to drug treatment programs upon request.
The Portland Needle Exchange is located at the clinic at 103 India Street in Portland, and can be reached via phone at 207-756-8024.
The volunteer run outreach team provides needle exchange services on the corner of Elm and Oxford Streets in downtown Portland on Fridays at 4:30pm, Saturdays at 7:30am and Sundays at 3pm.
If you are interested in signing up, please come to our location on India Street. There is a phone to use to page one of the staff or volunteers and you will get enrolled quickly and anonymously. You will be given a Client ID card and offered testing and naloxone in addition to clean supplies
You will be brought into the exchange room and asked a few basic questions regarding demographics and risk assessment. You will never be asked any personal information.
If your agency is interested in Harm Reduction or Overdose Response trainings, please call 207-756-8024 or 207-756-8077.