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The needle exchange program

Overview:

  • Needle exchange supplies are provided free of charge and no identifying information is requested
  • Equipment can be found at all Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit locations and many of our community partner agencies. 
  • Locate the nearest needle exchange program (see below)

Services provided:

  • Injection kits including, new needles, spoons (cookers), alcohol swabs, sterile water, tourniquets, and when requested vitamin C
  • Safe smoking kits including, glass stems or bowl pipes, screens, and mouth pieces
  • Sharps containers for the safe disposal of used needles, stems, pipes and other substance use equipment
  • Information about safer substance use and about community supports

For additional information on the safe use of substances

Please click for a location near you:

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Cookstown Office

Location: 25 King Street South, Suite 2

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

CONTACT Community Services, Main Office

Location: 39 Victoria Street East, Alliston, ON

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alliston Family Pharmacy

Location: 180 Parson Road Unit #34, Alliston

Hours of Operation

Monday to Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed

Bradford Drug Mart

Location: 54 Holland Street West, Bradford

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - Downtown Clinic, Barrie

Location: 80 Bradford Street in the Barrie by the Bay building (behind Tim Horton’s).  Use building entrance #5 to get to the clinic.

Hours of Operation:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  NOTE: 24 hour needle disposal slot accessed through the outside wall beside the staff entrance facing Bradford Street.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Main Office, Barrie

Location: 15 Sperling Drive

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

David Busby Street Centre - Barrie

Location: 88 Mulcaster Street (entrance is off of McDonald Street)

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  NOTE: The Street Centre Outreach Van is available Monday to Friday 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To arrange an appointment with van services call 1-877-845-0840.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Location: 15 Bradford Street, 90 Mulcaster Street, 134 Anne Street South

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Barrie Pharmasave Allendale

Location: 21C Essa Road, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Barrie Downtown Pharmacy

Location: 79 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation: Call 705-503-48

Express Aid Pharmacy-on Grove

Location: 477 Grove Street East

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Express Aid Pharmacy on Leacock

Location: 420 Leacock Drive

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Collingwood Office

Location: 280 Pretty River Parkway just before the bridge at the east entrance to town

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Major’s Guardian Pharmacy – Wasaga Beach

Location: 587 River Road West, Unit 9, across from Walmart

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mini Major’s Guardian Pharmacy  Wasaga Beach

Location: 14 Ramblewood Suite 103, across from the Superstore  

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Location: 186 Erie Street, Unit 101

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Gravenhurst Office

Location: 5 Pine Ridge Gate, beside the water tower at the south end of town

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m .to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Muskoka Branch

Location: 173 Manitoba Street, Suite 202, Bracebridge, ON

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Huntsville Office

Location: 34 Chaffey Street in the “pink” house

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: 24 hour needle disposal unit mounted on the back of the building facing Fetterly Street.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - Midland Office

Location: at  865 Hugel Avenue at the Midland Secondary School, Unit B.

Please note: entrance and parking lot are off Gervais Street. There are health unit assigned parking spaces in the lot.

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre

Location: 845 King Street, Unit #10 in the plaza across from Tim Horton’s on King Street

Clients of the CHC and community members can access this in a bilingual, culturally-relevant setting.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

**Note the Community Health Centre (CHC) is closed for lunch daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Simcoe County Branch

Location: 337 Midland Avenue

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Orillia Office

Location: 169 Front Street South (Unit #120 in the Orillia Common Roof building)

Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

NOTE: 24 hour needle disposal unit mounted located to the right of the Common Roof main entrance.

Canadian Mental Health Association- Simcoe County Branch

Location: 50 Nottawasaga Street

Location: 76 Nottawasaga Street

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Orillia Drug Store

Location: 1 Mississauga Street East 

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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