Needle and Syringe Program

The Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) is a Victorian Government Strategy aimed to minimise the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C and other blood-borne viruses among intravenous drug users.

The Program acknowledges that people may engage in risky activities and seeks to reduce the harm associated with those activities.

Seymour Health participates in this fully funded program by providing a non-judgmental and confidential service.

Services

  • Access to sterile needles and¬†syringes 24 hours per day
  • Safe disposal of used needels and syringes

Information

  • Safer using practices
  • Safer sexual practices
  • Safe disposal of used equipment
  • Risks and transmission of blood-borne viruses
  • Promotion of general health and wellbeing

Useful telephone contacts

  • Drug & Alcohol Community Service, Mitchell Community Health Service
    Phone: 5784 55 55
  • Family Drug Support Hotline
    Phone: 1300 368 186
  • Hepatitis C Telephone Counselling
    Phone: 9349 1111 / TTY 008032665
    http://www.aidshep.org.au/hepc.shtml
  • Aidsline
    Phone: 9347 6099
  • Australian Drug Information Information Network
    http://www.adin.com.au
    Information about drugs and alcohol, drug prevention, treatment services, research, community programs, health statistics, government policies.
  • Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
    Managed by Australian Drug Foundation
    http://www.adf.org.au
  • Drug Info Clearinghouse
    http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au