Hamilton. Public Health Services
Communicable Disease Control & Wellness Division, Van Needle Syringe Program

During the COVID-19 virus additional mobile Van daytime hours will be available for harm reduction supplies. Call Van at 905-317-9966.

This is a mobile service. For information about pick-up and safe disposal of discarded needles found in the community, call 905-546-2489.

Offers free, on-call delivery of unused needles, condoms, and other harm reduction supplies (alcohol swabs, sterile water, cookers, ascorbic acid, filters, sharps containers, overdose prevention kits and safer inhalation supplies) to people who use substances by injection and/or inhalation. Service users are encouraged to return used needles for disposal. 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 other community-based agencies.

Hours: Mon-Sat 8 pm-12 midnight
Phone: Call or text 905-317-9966 * Main Office: 905-546-4276
Toll Free: 1-866-563-0563

Eligibility

Open to all

Application

Call or text during program hours to arrange for the van to meet at an agreed-upon location

Fees

None

Accessibility

Fully Accessible

Languages

English

Primary Contact Person

Sharalyn Penner-Cloutier, Acting Supervisor

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of);

Agency Type

Local Government