Harm reduction programs aim to protect the community and promote public safety by reducing potential harms from injection drug use such as the spread of infections like HIV and hepatitis C, syringe litter in communities, and overdose deaths. These programs accomplish this by providing sterile syringes and other injection supplies, testing, overdose prevention education and response medications, and referrals to detox and substance use treatment services.
Syringe disposal at exchange sites is intended for syringe exchange clients. To protect their privacy, the public should not bring used syringes or any other medical waste to exchange sites. Instead, please see the Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling Program for more information on those syringe disposal options. To dispose of unwanted medications, see the drug take back program, Oregon MED-Project.
Services offered (must be at least 18 for needle exchange)
- Sterile syringes
- Disposal of used syringes
- Wound care kits
- Safe sex materials
- Rapid HIV testing
- Naloxone - Learn more about this medication that can reverse an overdose.
- Fentanyl test strips - Learn more about the dangers of fentanyl and how to test for it.
Where to go
- Mondays, 2-4 p.m.
Central Beaverton Library - West Parking Lot
SW Washington & SW 3rd Street
- Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.
Dairy Creek Park, Hillsboro
SW Walnut, Behind WinCo (Bus Line #57)
HIV Alliance is our partner in bringing these services to places near you. HIV Alliance has a variety of programs like HIV care coordination, hepatitis C case management, and much more. All of these services may not be offered in Washington County but they are offered in others. Make sure to check their website for details or call 541-342-5088
If you need HIV care coordination within Washington County, check our other partner organizations.