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Syringe Services Program

In October 2017, Oregon was approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use funds from certain eligible Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) grants to support Syringe Services Programs. This Determination of Need was based on Oregon's increased risk for viral hepatitis and HIV infections related to non-sterile injection drug use. This allows public health programs to intensify HIV prevention among communities at risk, expand syringe access and disposal options, and focus on HIV testing and linkage to care.

Syringe Exchange Services

Syringe and needle exchange services are available in Oregon.

County Program
Benton Benton County Public Health
Clackamas Outside In
Clatsop Clatsop County Public Health
Curry HIV Alliance
Deschutes Deschutes County Needle Exchange Program
Douglas HIV Alliance
Jackson Jackson County Syringe Exchange Program
Josephine HIV Alliance
Lane HIV Alliance
Multnomah Outside In
Multnomah County Syringe Exchange
Portland People's Outreach Project

About Syringe Service Programs

Syringe services programs (SSP) are community based programs for people who inject drugs. SSPs provide a variety of services including free sterile needles and syringes, safe disposal areas, and access to prevention services such as HIV and Hepatitis C testing. These programs are important integrations in our efforts to prevent HIV transmission.

Oregon Syringe Services Progran (SSP) Guidance

Related OHA Resources

Training Resources

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