Injection Drug Use

People Who Inject Drugs

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.

The Snohomish County Health Department offers a number of free services to help people who inject drugs (PWID) and their friends and families, including:

  • Education and testing for hepatitis C (HCV)
  • Harm reduction education
  • Targeted counseling
  • Overdose prevention information and resources

Sound Pathways Syringe Services Program

The Sound Pathways Syringe Services Program is a community-based, public health program that provides critical services ot people who inject drugs. This is a multifaceted program that serves many needs including:

  • Community outreach
  • Syringe exchange
  • Clean injection supplies
  • Naloxone training and distribution
  • Safe syringe disposal
  • Wound care and safer sex supplies
  • HIV and Hepatitis C testing and referrals
  • Detox treatment referrals
  • Distribution of care kits for people experiencing homelessness
  • Referrals to additional community resources

The Snohomish County Health Department's Viral Hepatitis Outreach Program staff participate in the syringe exchange to offer the following services:

  • Free hepatitis C testing and harm reduction education
  • Free HIV testing and harm reduction education
  • Referrals to hepatitis C and HIV medical treatment

Please call the Viral Hepatitis Outreach Program at 425-339-8620 for more information.


Sound Pathways Syringe Services Program provides both onsite services in Everett and outreach services throughout Snohomish County. 

Onsite services at:
1625 E Marine View Drive, Suite 4
Everett, WA, 98201

Phone: 425-258-2977


Everett Marine View Drive hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Mobile outreach is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. For details on times and locations, please visit the Sounds Pathways Syringe Services Facebook page.