Needle Exchange Program (NEP)

The Needle Exchange Program is part of Ontario’s harm reduction program and is offered by ESTPH to provide sterile, single use equipment to help prevent the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Our services are free and confidential.

cabinet with needle supplies

Supplies/Services available Include:

  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Cookers/Spoons
  • Filters
  • Sterile Water
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Non-latex Tourniquets
  • Safer inhalation kits
  • Snorting Kits
  • Vitamin C
  • Condoms
  • Dental Dams
  • Educational Resources
  • Testing for any Blood Borne Infections or STI’s
  • Used needle disposal (see how to dispose of dirty needles safely below)

Although clients are encouraged to return any used equipment they are not required to ‘trade in’ used equipment for new supplies

Services Available by Drop In at:

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

1230 Talbot St, Clinical Services, Main Floor St Thomas, ON

Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


Central Community Health Centre (CCHC)

359 Talbot Street, St Thomas, ON

Monday and Thursday, 8:30am - 5:pm

Wednesday, 1:pm - 7:pm


West Elgin Community Health Centre (Main Entrance and to the Left)

153 Main Street, West Lorne, ON

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, 1:pm - 3:p.m           

For more information visit:

Illegal Drugs

BC Centre for Disease Control

CATIE: Canada’s Source for HIV and Hepatitis C Information

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Ontario Harm Reduction Program

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Addiction Services Thames Valley


What is the Ontario Harm Reduction Program (OHRDP)?

What to do if you find a dirty needle, syringe or mouthpiece

What to do if you prick yourself with a dirty needle

The Needle Exchange Program and Hepatitis C                                           

Last Updated: November 23, 2017
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