Syringe Exchange

Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays                                12:00pm - 2:00pm & 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Location:

Once you walk in the building, head to the Care Center
(2nd door on your left).

The Syringe Exchange Program will be in the last cubicle, you will see our sign!

Phone:

704-920-1126

Protect Yourself! Come visit us.

People who inject drugs are at risk for HIV, Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection through sharing needles and drug-preparation equipment. This is because sharing needles or works like spoons, cookers, cottons, ties, or water can transfer blood from person to person. Also, when you’re high on drugs, you’re more likely to take risks with sex, which can increase your risk for getting HIV.

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Services Offered

  • Collection and safe disposal of used needles/syringes.
  • Free, clean needles, injecting supplies, and condoms in a discreet paper bag.
  • Education on overdose prevention and response; training on how to use Naloxone (Narcan).
  • Explanation of the Good Samaritan Law and legal protections as a registered participant or volunteer.
  • Tips on safer injecting strategies, injury prevention, and drug-related illness.
  • Free, walk-in testing and counseling for HIV and Hepatitis C (no appointment necessary).
  • Appointments for Hepatitis A & B vaccination (Twinirix); screening for Hepatitis A, B, and C.
  • Education on sexual health and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Appointments for screening/treatment of STIs, as well as services for PrEP, a medicine that prevents HIV.
  • Appointments for testing and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB).
  • Linkage to other desired services within the health department.

Do You or Someone You Know Need Help with a Crisis? http://crisissolutionsnc.org/

CALL 911 if this is a medical or life threatening emergency.  

If you need the police, ask for a CIT officer. They have received extra training on handling these situations.

If this is NOT a medical or life threatening emergency:

YOU HAVE A CHOICE ABOUT HOW TO GET SERVICES WHEN YOU ARE IN A CRISIS

Phone First…
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions Access Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customer Service Specialists will assist you to find a crisis provider that is well-matched with your needs. Your local number is: 800-939-5911
If you already have a service provider, call them first. Providers who know you are usually best prepared to assist you in a crisis.

Have Support Come to You…
Crisis situations are often best resolved at home. Mobile Crisis Teams are available 24 hours a day. Professional counselors will speak with you and your family during a visit. They have an average response time of 2 hours. This service is provided by:
Daymark Recovery Services866-275-9552

Go To A Crisis Center…
Many counties have a specialized crisis center where you can walk in for a crisis assessment and referrals to additional services. Appointments are not needed. The crisis center in Cabarrus County is provided by:
Daymark Recovery Services
284 Executive Park Drive Concord NC 28025
704-939-1100. Monday -- Friday – 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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