Injection Drug Use
Anyone who has a history of injection drug use, even if it was only once years ago, may be at risk for hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases.
Report: Viral Hepatitis Prevention & Outreach, 2015 Annual Report (Nov. 2016) (PDF)
The Snohomish Health District offers a number of free services to help people who inject drugs (PWID) and their friends and families, including:
- Targeted counseling
- Harm reduction education
- Overdose prevention information
- Education and testing for hepatitis C (HCV)
- Vaccination to prevent hepatitis A & B (Twinrix vaccine) to eligible clients at Snohomish Health District and designated outreach sites.
Needle Exchange in Snohomish County
The AIDS Outreach Project/Clean Syringe Exchange is a free 1-to-1 needle exchange program to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. Here you can anonymously exchange used needles for clean ones. You will receive one clean needle for each used needle turned in.
Snohomish Health District's Viral Hepatitis Outreach program staff often participate in the syringe exchange to offer the following services:
- Free hepatitis C testing and hepatitis A and B vaccinations, for those who qualify
- Other harm reduction supplies and advice, such as free condoms, resource referrals and information
Contact the AIDS Outreach Project/Snohomish Clean Syringe Exchange for more information:
AIDS Outreach/Syringe Exchange
1625 E. Marine View Drive, # 4
Everett, WA 98201
Office Phone: 425.258.2977
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Thursday: 2-7:15 p.m. Drop-in Clinic at the office
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