Needle and Syringe Program

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Hepatitis SA runs five Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) sites at Hackney, Adelaide, Elizabeth, Noarlunga, and Port Adelaide, as well as a syringe vending machine at Hackney. Our NSP Peers also attend rostered sessions at other sites at various times during the week.

We are approaching the COVID-19 pandemic with an abundance of caution in line with the recommendations of health experts.

This article explains what this means for our NSP clients and provides important information for people who inject drugs.

Hepatitis SA Peer staffed NSP sites are located at Hackney, Noarlunga, Port Adelaide, and Elizabeth. All operate during normal office hours and stock free sterile water and a full range of free needles and syringes. Wheel filters, Sterifilts and tourniquets are available in limited supply at no cost. There is a 24 hour syringe vending machine at the Hepatitis SA Hackney site, which dispenses clean needles at a cost of $2 per pack.

Hepatitis SA's NSP sites at Noarlunga, Port Adelaide, and Elizabeth are fully staffed by peer workers who have personal experience and knowledge around injecting drug use and also have up-to-date knowledge on hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses.

The NSP peer educators are also available regularly at other NSP sites in metropolitan Adelaide including at the Hepatitis SA premises at Hackney.

Read more about the services our NSP peers provide...

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