The goal of the Needle Exchange program (NEP) is to help reduce the health effects caused drug and/or alcohol use. Needle exchange sites provide a safe environment to exchange used drug equipment with the supply of new, sterile injection and inhalation materials.

Needle exchange sites have:

  • Clean equipment – needles, pipes, spoons, ties, filters, swabs, water and Vitamin C
  • Free condoms, lube and dental dams
  • Testing information on HIV, Hep C, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), safer sex, pregnancy, and more
  • Information on other resources and community agencies
Needle Exchange Sites:

Northumberland County

  • York Super Pharmacy – 500 Division Street, Cobourg
  • Port Hope Community Health Centre – 99 Toronto Road, Port Hope
  • Peer Outreach Program – Contact PARN 1-800-261-3895

City of Kawartha Lakes

  • Harm Reduction Works – OATC – 40 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay – Fridays 1 to 3 pm
  • Peer Outreach Program – Contact PARN 1-800-261-3895

Haliburton County

  • Peer Outreach Program – Contact PARN 1-800-261-3895