This Version Posted: July 15, 2021

The goal of the Needle Exchange program (NEP) is to help reduce the harms associated with substance use. Needle exchange sites provide a safe, anonymous environment to receive new drug use equipment and safely dispose of used equipment. These sites offer sterile injection and inhalation materials.

Needle exchange sites have:

  • New equipment – needles, pipes, spoons, ties, filters, swabs, water and Vitamin C
  • Testing information on HIV, Hep C, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), safer sex, pregnancy, and more
  • Information on other resources and community agencies
  • Free condoms, lube and dental dams
Needle Exchange Sites:
Northumberland County
  • PARN Outreach – Northumberland: Call 705-559-0272 (Supply delivery, needle pick-up and disposal; Available Monday, Thursday and Friday)
  • Greenwood Coalition: Call 905-269-0693 for outreach (Supply delivery, needle pickup and disposal; Available Mondays to Fridays)
  • Downey Pharmacy: 3 King St. E. in Colborne; Call: 905-355-2825 (Open Mondays to Fridays, 9 am to 9 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 7 pm, Sundays 10 am to 5 pm)
  • Change Health Care: 1011 Elgin St. E., Suite #2, in Cobourg; Call: 905-373-4494 (Open Mondays 6:30 am to 4 pm, Thursdays 8 am to 4 pm)
  • HKPR District Health Unit: 200 Rose Glen Rd., Port Hope; Call: 1-866-888-4577 (Open Mondays to Fridays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
  • OATC Port Hope: 141 Toronto Rd., in Port Hope; Call 905-885-7066 (Open Monday/Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday/Friday 8:30 am to 3 pm, Wednesday: 8:30 am to 1 pm, Saturday/Sunday 9 am to Noon)
  • Community Health Centres of Northumberland: 99 Toronto Road in Port Hope (Open Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm)
City of Kawartha Lakes
  • PARN Outreach – City of Kawartha Lakes: Call 705-559-6328 (Supply delivery, needle pick-up and disposal; Available Monday to Friday)
  • OATC Lindsay: 40 Lindsay St. S., Unit B, in Lindsay; Call 705-324-5553 (Available Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday/Sunday 9 am to Noon)
  • HKPR District Health Unit: 108 Angeline St. S., in Lindsay; Call 1-866-888-4577 (Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
  • Fourcast: 37 Lindsay St. S. in Lindsay; Call 705-878-5547 (Open Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday 1-9 pm)
  • Remedy’s Rx Pharmacy: 108 Kent St. W. in Lindsay; Call 705-324-0500 (Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm)
  • CMHA: 33 Lindsay St. S., Unit C, in Lindsay; Call 705-328-2704 (Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm)
Haliburton County
  • PARN Outreach – Haliburton: Call 705-957-3552 (Supply deliveries, needle pick-up and disposal) *Call to arrange services
  • HKPR District Health Unit: 191 Highland St., Unit 301, in Haliburton; Call 1-866-888-4577 (Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
  • OATC Haliburton: 211 Highland St., in Haliburton; Call 705-455-9900 (Winter Hours: Wednesday/Friday 9 am to 1 pm, Summer Hours: Wednesday/Friday 8 am to 3 pm)