Baltimore City Health Department, Needle Exchange Program
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Resource Details
Alternate Name Baltimore City Needle Exchange Program, Community Risk Reduction Services
Description OVERVIEW: Provides support and outreach to individuals who are HIV+ or at risk for contracting HIV through drug use.  
 
SERVICES:
1) NEEDLE EXCHANGE: Operates two mobile health vehicles. Provides free and confidential HIV testing and counseling and syphilis screening. The mobile van offers vaccines for influenza. Individuals can receive counseling about drug treatment programs and education regarding HIV, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases. Also, individuals can exchange used needles for sterile needles on a "one-for-one" exchange basis. Call for information about the vaccine mobile clinic locations and times. 

2) TREATMENT REFERRALS: Participants who request drug treatment are enrolled in a comprehensive drug treatment program at Bon Secours New Hope Treatment Center, Glenwood Life, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center or the University of Maryland, depending on the availability of NEP-designated treatment slots. 

3) STAYING ALIVE PROGRAM: Provides training to individuals on how to recognize an opiate/heroin overdose and respond by calling 911, and administering rescue breathing and the drug Naloxone (also known as Narcan). Also provides referrals to drug abusers for substance abuse treatment and other services.  

SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS: Individuals should go to the nearest location for assistance.
Mon
9:30-11:30AM: Monroe & Ramsey

12:45-3:30PM: Westwood, Mount & Calhoun Streets

3:30-4:45PM: Park Heights & Spaulding

6-8PM: Baltimore & Conkling (Highlandtown)

8:30-10PM: Freemont & Laurens

Tue
9:30-11:30AM: Montford & Biddle and Pratt & Carey

12:45-3:30PM: Freemont & Riggs and Barclay & 23rd

Wed
3:30-4:45PM: Monroe & Ramsey

6-8PM: Baltimore & Conkling (Highlandtown)

8:30-10PM: Fremont & Laurens

Thur
9:30-11:30AM: Pontiac & 9th Avenue and North & Rosedale

12:45-3:30PM: Ward Street and Monroe & Ramsey

7-10PM: Baltimore & Gay (The Block)
o Staying Alive Program- 2nd Thurs.
o Baltimore Health Care Access- every Thur
o Reproductive Health Care Access- every Thurs. of each month. Services include birth control, emergency contraception, gardasil vaccinations, referrals to prenatal care, referrals to Johns Hopkins Bayview, Center for Addictions & Pregnancy and referrals to full comprehensive exams at one of our BCHD Clinics.

Fri
9:30-11:30AM: Park Heights & Spaulding and Caroline & Monument

12:45-3:30PM: Westwood, Mount & Calhoun Streets and Barclay & 23rd

3:30-4:45PM: Barclay & 23rd

6-8PM: Montford & Biddle

8:30-10PM: Monroe & Ramsey

Sat
Noon-4PM: Fremont & Riggs

Defined coverage areas:
Maryland
Physical Address 2300 Garrison Boulevard Suite 160
Baltimore MD
21216 United States
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Hours Of Operation See notes.
Disabilities Access N/A.
Program
Eligibility Any IV drug user or HIV+ drug user; CTR services and vaccines are offered to the general public.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Walk-in at closest exchange site. No referral needed for needle exchange.
Documents Required Call for information.
Volunteer Requirements 18 and older.
Volunteer Duties Contact Acting Program Director Derrick Hunt at derrick.hunt@baltimorecity.gov
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Contact Information
Mailing Address 2300 Garrison Boulevard Suite 160
Baltimore MD
21216 United States
Fax Number 410-233-3602
Main 410-396-3731
East Van 410-371-2596
West Van 410-371-2547
Main Contact Name Jeffrey Long
Main Contact Title Assistant Program Manager
Main Contact Phone 410-365-7404
Main Contact Email Address jeffrey.long@baltimorecity.gov
Director or Senior Administrator Name Derrick Hunt
Director or Senior Administrator Title Acting Director
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-365-2401
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address derrick.hunt@baltimorecity.gov


 


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