Hartford Syringe Exchange Program
The Syringe Exchange Program is a harm-reduction service that encourages injection drug users to dispose of used hypodermic needles rather than sharing the needles and increasing the transmission of blood borne pathogens. SEP services are provided from a mobile van that operates in Hartford's Park Street and Albany Avenue neighborhoods six days per week. Services are offered during morning and afternoon hours. In addition to syringe exchanges, the SEP provides HIV testing, risk reduction counseling, drug treatment advocacy, food packages and hygiene kits. SEP staff also refer clients to drug treatment programs, medical providers and social service agencies. The Hartford SEP provides services to approximately 500 injection drug users each year and is responsible for removing more than 100,000 used needles from the streets of Hartford and its surrounding towns.
Syringe Exchange Program Schedule
Monday - Friday
- 7:15 AM - 9:50 AM (Hungerford & Park St. By Immaculate Conception Shelter)
- 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM (Albany Ave. & Bedford St. by CHS)
- 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (Park & Hungerford St.)
- 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Corner of Hungerford and Park St.)
- 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Albany Ave., across the street from CHS)
You may contact the Needle Exchange Van for drug treatment referrals and more at 860-922-3173.