Needle Exchange

Syringe Exchange - Cowlitz County Health Department

The Syringe Exchange Program is a free public health program for intravenous drug users. It is an important component of a comprehensive set of programs designed to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDA and other blood borne infections among injection drug users, their families and contaminated syringes. Important risk reduction information is provided and a social worker is available to help drug users get into drug treatment and health care programs. Other services are sometimes provided, including HIV testing. Syringe Exchange is NOT located at the Health Department.