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The needle exchange program

Overview:

  • Safer injection and smoking supplies are provided free of charge and no identifying information is requested.
  • Equipment can be picked up 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:

  • Safer Injection kits including, sterileneedles, spoons (cookers), alcohol swabs, sterile water, tourniquets, and when requested vitamin C.
  • Safer 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:

Angus Family Pharmacy

Location: 18 King Street, Angus, ON

Hours of Operation:

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

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bradford Drug Mart

Location: 54 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON

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.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

CONTACT Community Services

Location: 39 Victoria Street East, Alliston, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Krasman Centre

Location: 17 Paris Street, Alliston, ON

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres (OATC) Alliston

Location: 96 Victoria Street West, Lower Level, Alliston, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friday 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

SHIFT (Support and Hope for Individuals and Families Today)

Location: 123 Victoria Street West, Alliston, ON

Hours of Operation:

Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week

Please note the Outreach days indicated below:

Monday: New Tecumseth, Essa, and Innisfil
Tuesday: New Tecumseth
Wednesday: Bradford
Thursday: Adjala-Tosorontio and Innisfil
Friday: New Tecumseth and Essa
Saturday: Bradford Sunday: Adjala-Tosorontio

Please note the Outreach hours indicated below:

Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Cookstown

Location: 25 King Street South, Unit 2, Cookstown, ON

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.

Allandale Pharmasave

Location: 21 Essa Road, Unit C, 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 Pharmasave

Location: 79 Dunlop Street West, Unit C, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

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

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Canadian Mental Health Association – Simcoe County Branch

Location: 128 Anne Street South, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 134 Anne Street South, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: 15 Bradford Steet, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

Site is closed for renovations

Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka

Location: 102 Maple Avenue, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Gilbert Centre

Location: 80 Bradford Street, Unit 525, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Outside of these hours, call 705-722-6778

Please note the Outreach days indicated below:

Tuesday: Barrie and Orillia
Wednesday: Barrie
Thursday: Orillia

Outreach hours are roughly between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Grove Street Pharmacy

Location: 477 Grove Street East, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

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

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

John Howard Society of Simcoe and Muskoka - Barrie

Location: 80 Bradford Street, Unit 228, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Clinic, Barrie

Location: 80 Bradford Street, Unit 403, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Main Office, Barrie

Location: 15 Sperling Drive, Barrie, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Busby Centre

Location: 88 - 90 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON (entrance is off McDonald Street)

Hours of Operation:

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Please note the Outreach days indicated below:

Barrie: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., 7 days a week

South Georgian Bay: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres (OATC)

Location: 275 First Street, Unit 3, Collingwood, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Collingwood

Location: 280 Pretty River Parkway, Collingwood, ON

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.

South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre

Location: 14 Ramblewood Drive, Unit 202 (2nd Floor), Wasaga Beach, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Canadian Mental Health Association – Muskoka-Parry Sound Branch

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

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres (OATC) – Bracebridge

Location: 500 Hwy 118 West, Unit 5, Bracebridge, ON

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Gravenhurst

Location: 5 Pine Ridge Gate, Unit 2, Gravenhurst, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Moose Deer Point Health Centre

Location: 1025 Mitawbik Road, Unit C, MacTier, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres (OATC) - Huntsville

Location: 15 Manominee Street, Unit 2A, Huntsville, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Huntsville

Location: 34 Chaffey Street, Huntsville, ON

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.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Simcoe County Branch

Location: 741 Young Street, Midland, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chigamik Community Health Centre

Location: 287 Bayshore Drive, Midland, ON

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

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - Midland

Location: 925 Hugel Avenue, Unit A, Midland, ON

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.

The Guest House

Location: 522 Elizabeth Street, Midland, ON

Hours of Operation:

Opens at 4:00 p.m., 7 days a week

Canadian Mental Health Association – Simcoe County Branch

Location: 50 Nottawasaga Street, Orillia, ON

Hours of Operation:

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

Location: 76 Nottawasaga Street, Orillia, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

John Howard Society of Simcoe and Muskoka - Orillia

​Location: 17 Colborne Street East, Unit 109, Orillia, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Orillia Downtown Dispensary

Location: 188 Mississauga Street East, Orillia, ON

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Orillia

Location: 169 Front Street South, Unit 120, Orillia, ON

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.

​The Lighthouse

​Location: 75 Queen Street East, Orillia, ON

Hours of Operation:

Open 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 7 days a week

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