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Needle and Syringe Program

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Needle and Syringe Program

Information for South Western Sydney and Southern Highlands.

To locate your closest NSP service please phone ADIS (02) 9361 800 or 1800 422 599.

To locate your nearest NSP used equipment disposal facility visit www.safesharps.org.au/. Safe Sharps is available as an iPhone or Android app.

 

NSW Needle Clean Up Hotline

thealbioncentre.org.au/helplines-hotlines/needle-cleanup-hotline/

If you see a needle in a public place call the hotline.

The Needle Clean-Up Hotline is a call centre that takes reports from the public and coordinates the clean-up of dumped needles and syringes in public places anywhere in NSW.

The hotline is staffed – Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 6.30pm – with an answering machine at other times.

Phone: 1800 633 353

 

NUAA (NSW Users and AIDS Association)

Text or phone: 0487 387 442 or 1800 644 413

NUAA offers a free needle and syringe program (NSP) service, with an outreach program, including drop off to Cabramatta and Campbelltown. NUAA can also provide information, education and support.

http://www.nuaa.org.au/nsp/

 

Primary Needle Syringe Program

Bulk equipment, information, education and referral.

Harm Reduction Program – Bankstown Community Health Centre

Phone: 9780 2709

Harm Reduction Program (Health Connexions) – Liverpool Hospital (Entrance L)

Phone: 8738 6650

 

Automatic Dispensing Machines 24/7

Dispense free fitpacks.

Bankstown Hospital
Phone: 9722 8000
Location: Front of Emergency Department – Eldridge Rd, Bankstown

Bowral Hospital – Berrima Cottage
Phone: 4861 0200
Location: Ashcot Rd entrance (at the back of Bowral Hospital), Bowral

Camden Hospital
Phone: 4634 3000
Location: Front of Emergency Department, Menangle Rd, Camden

Opioid Treatment Program – Campbelltown Hospital (Coopers Cottage)
Phone: 4634 3000
Location: Outside Coopers Cottage – Therry Rd, Campbelltown

Liverpool Hospital
Phone: 8738 3000
Location: Front of Emergency Department – Elizabeth St, Liverpool

Macarthur Youth Health Services (TraXside)
Phone: 4625 2525
Location: Outside TraXside Youth Health Service – Langdon Ave, Campbelltown

 

Secondary Needle Syringe Program

Bowral Community Health Centre
Phone: 4861 8000
Location: 20 Bendooley St, Bowral
Dispense a wide range of equipment. Clinical waste bin (indoor).

Opioid Treatment Program – Campbelltown Hospital (Coopers Cottage)
Phone: 4634 3000
Location: Outside Coopers Cottage – Therry Rd, Campbelltown
Dispense fitpacks. Community sharps bin (outdoor).

Emergency Department – Bowral Hospital
Phone: 4861 8200
Location: Bowral St entrance, Bowral
Self-service – indoor cabinet, dispense community fitpacks, written information, community sharps bin (outdoor).

Emergency Department – Camden Hospital
Phone: 4634 3000
Location: Front of Emergency Department – Menangle Rd, Camden
Dispense fitpacks. Community sharps bin (outdoor).

Emergency Department – Liverpool Hospital
Phone: 8738 3000
Location: Emergency Department – Elizabeth St, Liverpool
Dispense fitpacks. Community sharps bin (outdoor).

Fairfield Community Health Centre
Phone: 9794 1700
Location: Mitchell St, Carramar
Self-service – indoor chute, community sharps bin (outdoor).

Fairfield – Liverpool Youth Health Team
Phone: 8717 1717
Location: Mitchell St, Carramar
Self-service – indoor chute, community sharps bin (outdoor).

Ingleburn Community Health Centre
Phone: 8788 4200
Location: Cumberland Rd, Ingleburn
Dispense fitpacks. Community sharps bin (outdoor).

Liverpool Sexual Health Clinic (Bigge Park)
Phone: 9827 8022
Location: Elizabeth St, Liverpool
Self-service – chute, community sharps bin (outdoor).

Macarthur Youth Health Service (Traxside)
Phone: 4625 2525
Location: 4 Langdon Ave, Campbelltown
Dispense fitpacks. Bulk equipment available by request. Community sharps bin (outdoor).

Narellan Community Health Centre
Phone: 4640 3500
Location: Queen St, Narellan
Dispense fitpacks. Community sharps bin (outdoor).

Rosemeadow Community Health Centre
Phone: 4633 4100
Location: Thomas Rose Dr, Rosemeadow
Dispense fitpacks. Community sharps bin (outdoor).

Wollondilly Community Health Centre
Phone: 4683 6000
Location: Harper Close, Tahmoor
Dispense fitpacks. Community sharps bin (outdoor).

 

Drug Health Services Harm Reduction Program

For more information visit the Drug Health Services website – www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/drugServices.html

The Harm Reduction Program protects the community from the spread of blood borne virus such as HIV and Hepatitis C principally through the distribution of sterile injecting equipment to intravenous drug users and provision of information, advice and referral services. Primary services are located at Liverpool Hospital and the Bankstown Community Health Centre. Secondary services are located in most Community Health Centres and needle dispensing machines in Bankstown, Bowral, Camden, Campbelltown and Liverpool Hospitals. In addition, several community pharmacies and other agencies provide clean injecting equipment.

Health promotion, overdose prevention and safe disposal programs are also provided through this program to service users and to health, welfare and community agencies.

Pharmacy Needle Syringe Program

Pharmacy Needle Syringe Program members sell needles and syringes or exchange Fitpacks:

Bradbury Pharmacy
Phone: 4625 2901
Location: 100 The Parkway, Bradbury

Claymore Pharmacy
Phone: 4627 1420
Location: 19 Dobell Road, Claymore

Barnes & Banks Soul Pattinson Chemist, Ingleburn
Phone: 9605 1583
Location: 25 Oxford Road, Ingleburn