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MOBILE service only. For information about pick-up and safe disposal of discarded needles found in the community, call 905-546-2489

Program: Van Needle Syringe exchange and disposal program  
Organization: Hamilton. Public Health - Public Health Services
Phone Numbers: Call or text 905-317-9966 * Main Office: 905-546-4276
Fax: 905-546-4078
Email: publichealth@hamilton.ca
Website: www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/van...
Location: Mobile service
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Program: Mon-Sat 8 pm-12 midnight * Public Health office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Contacts: Rosemarie Maver - Program Manager
905-546-2424 ext 3284 * Rosemarie.Maver@hamilton.ca
Service Description: Offers free, on-call delivery of unused needles, condoms, and harm reduction supplies (alcohol swabs, sterile water, cookers, ascorbic acid, filters, sharps containers, overdose prevention kits) to people who use injection drugs. Used needles are collected, and staff offer confidential support, education, and referrals to clients for services including addictions support, detox, health care, and shelter.

A collaborative program with The AIDS Network, Wesley Urban Ministries, and a coalition of community-based agencies.

Fees: None
Application: Call or text during program hours to arrange for the van to meet at an agreed-upon location
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Open to all
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Hamilton (City of) and area  
See Also: HIV / AIDS
Sexual Health Services
Street Outreach

This information was last completely updated on January 9, 2017

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