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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.

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.

Harm Reduction and SSP Planning and Resource Manual

Oregon Syringe Services Program (SSP) Guidance

Syringe Exchange Services 

There are many syringe service programs (SSPs) in Oregon. Please contact your local public health authority to learn more about services nearest to you.