Syringe Service Program
Alamance Cares provides the following services free of charge in Alamance County, both in-office and in outreach settings:
- Sterile (new) syringes and injection equipment
- Disposal services for used syringes and other drug supplies
- Free naloxone kits (reverses an opioid overdose)
- Education on infection prevention, overdose, and related topics
- Referrals to substance use treatment or mental health services
Our syringe services are open to anyone. Walk-in hours at our office (no appointment needed):
Every Tuesday, from 10 am-2 pm
Third Thursday of each month, from 4 pm-7 pm
For deliveries or an office pick-up outside walk-in hours, call or text our mobile line:
(phone is turned on Mon-Fri, 8 am-4 pm)
What is a Syringe Service Program?
In short, syringe service programs (also known as syringe exchanges, or needle exchanges) distribute new, sterile syringes and equipment, as well as provide safe disposal methods for used syringes. These programs reduce harms associated with injection drug use, including reducing the spread of HIV, hep C, and other infections.
In 2016, North Carolina legalized syringe service programs with General Statute 90-113.27. Syringe programs have been shown to have a positive impact on public health and safety.
To learn more about syringe programs in NC, check out this FAQ page from the state: NC DHHS Syringe Exchange FAQ