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List of State Authorized Syringe Services Programs & Applications Open for Public Comment

The California Syringe Services Authorization Program allows qualified organizations to apply directly to CDPH/Office of AIDS (OA) for authorization to provide syringe services. California law allows providers to seek either local authorization from their city council or county board of supervisors, or state authorization through CDPH/OA. California law also allows physicians and pharmacists to furnish or sell syringes to adults aged 18 and older for disease prevention purposes.

Most syringe services programs (SSPs) in California have been locally authorized. The Directory of California SEPs lists all authorized SSPs in the state, and the OA Harm Reduction webpages provide more information.

OA offers technical assistance for programs interested in pursuing state authorization. For details, contact CDPH/OA at 916-449-5900 or SSPinfo@cdph.ca.gov.

CDPH/OA welcomes comments on all proposed applications. Once an organization files an application, CDPH/OA will review the application. If an application meets the requirements outlined in Health and Safety Code Section 121349, CDPH/OA will announce the start of a 45-​​day public comment period prior to further review.

Applications Open for Public Comment 

None at this time

​​​State-Certified Syrin​​​ge Services Programs

Home Delivery and Pick-Up - Due to ongoing concerns regarding the risks of COVID-19, CDPH/OA encourages all SSPs who can to add home delivery to their services. Those who are authorized by CDPH may ask to administratively amend their authorization to add a home delivery option. The addition of home delivery will allow for greater social distancing and less non-essential travel by program participants. Home delivery and pick up includes services available to individuals in private residences as well as tents, recreational vehicles, and other non-traditional forms of housing occupied by program participants.

Any Positive Change

Contact Information: Annunziata van Voorene - anypositivechange_lakeco@hotmail.com 

Phone Number: 707-480-7319 

Mobile Site:

  • The street in front of Lake County Behavioral Health Services at 6302 13th Ave. Lucerne, every Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • ​Orchard Street right off Highway 53 in Lower Lake, CA., every Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • ​​Countywide on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Bakersfield AIDS Project - The Exchange Program

Contact Information: Audrey Chavez - audrey1bap@yahoo.com

Phone Number: 661-742-3611 

Mobile Site:

  • Weill Park, located at 2601 Q Street, Bakersfield, CA, every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • By appointment, Thursdays through Saturdays within the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Berkeley Free Clinic Syringe Services Program

Contact Information: Finn Black - finn.a.black@berkeleyfreeclinic.org

Phone Number: 510- 559-0327

Mobile Sites:

  • Four days a month (to be determined) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Locations: 

    • Seabreeze Encampment (598 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA) 

    • Wood Street Encampment (18th Street and Wood Street, Oakland, CA) 

  • The 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 35th Street and Peralta Street in Oakland, CA. 

DAP Health Harm Reduction Program

Contact Information: CJ Tobe - cjtobe@daphealth.org​

Phone Number: 760- 969-5742

Mobile Sites:

  • The mobile unit operates seven days a week within the hours of 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. within the city of Palm Springs at various locations visited by DAP’s mobile unit. ​

Fixed Sites:

  • DAP Health, 1445 N. Sunrise Way. Monday–Friday 4:45p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.p. to 2 p.m.

​Gender Health Center (GHC) - The Point

Contact Information:  Indie Pichardo - indie@ghcmail.org

Phone Number: (916) 218-6050 ext 972

Fixed Site:

  • 3823 V Street Sacramento, CA 95817. The Point at GHC will be open Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Home Delivery and Pick-up:  

  • Deliveries – to receive this service participants must fill out a Google form (located on GHC website); all participants must reside within Sacramento County to be eligible

Harm Reduction Coalition of San Diego (HRCSD)

Contact Information:  Tara Stamos-Buesig - harmreduxsd@gmail.com

Phone Number: 619-961-0527

Mobile Site:

  • Various locations in San Diego County determined by the locations of encampments and the needs of people who use drugs. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • Same locations and days as mobile locations for those unable to access mobile locations.

​Harm Reduction - IHC

Contact Information: Outreach Coordinator- harmreduction@ihcucsd.org

Phone Number: 619-800-5526

Mobile Sites:

  • ​Throughout the San Diego zip codes of 92101, 92102, or 92113 with a focus on the area of East Village, every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

​Harm Reduction Services – Safe Points Syringe Exchange

Contact Information: Lian Bruckstein - hrssacramento@gmail.com

Phone Number: 916-456-4849

Mobile Sites:

  • Two mobile health units will operate in various locations in Sacramento County Monday through Friday. Hours 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Fixed Site:

  • Harm Reduction Services (2800 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817) Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Home Delivery and Pick-up:

  • By Appointment.

Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction

Contact Information: Jasmine Guerra  –   hachr707@gmail.com

Phone Number: 707-298-9313

Mobile Sites:

  • Arcata - In the area bounded by Old Samoa Road, Jackson Ranch Road, Vaissade Road and K Street. Monday, 12:00 p.m.to 2:00 p.m.
  • Arcata - In the area bounded by Redwood Highway, Hendon Road, Wymore Road and Valley East. Monday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • McKinleyville - In the area bounded by Murray Road, Ocean Drive, School Road and Central Avenue Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Willow Creek - In the area bounded by Trinity Highway, Highway 299, Trinity River, and Country Club Road, one Friday per month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Orick - In the area bounded by Hufford Road, Lundblade Street, Redwood Highway and Drysden Road, Mondays–Saturdays, 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • Countywide except in the cities of Eureka and Ferndale, Monday through Wednesday, 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

​Inland Empire Harm Reduction

Contact Information: Jennifer Syvertsen - info@ieharmreduction.org

Phone Number: 951-364-5311

Mobile Site:

  • Outreach locations will be determined by the locations of encampments and the needs of unhoused individuals in the cities of Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, Perris, and unincorporated areas of Riverside County within an approximate 20-mile radius of downtown Riverside. Mobile outreach will take place Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • In the cities of Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, Perris, and unincorporated areas of Riverside County within an approximate 20-mile radius of downtown Riverside by appointment on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services - Kern Syringe Disposal & Services Program 

Contact Information: Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services - Prevention - Prevention@KernBHRS.org

Phone Number: 661-868-8043

Mobile Sites:

  • The Kern Syringe Disposal & Services Program will operate from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday. The site will rotate every other week between the Taft (zip code 93268) and Kern River Valley (93238, 93240) areas within the county of Kern.

  • Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Homeless Outreach Team that will utilize the Kern Syringe Disposal & Services Program model when implementing services within the entirety of Kern County.

Vending Machine:

  • Located outside of Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services at 1401 L Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

Kings County Needle Exchange Program

Contact Information: Cindi Sanchez - Cindi.Sanchez@co.kings.ca.us​

Phone Number: 559-852-4589

Fixed Site:

  • Hanford Clinic - 330 Campus Drive Hanford, CA 93230. Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mono County Harm Reduction ​Project

Contact Information: Robin Roberts - rroberts@mono.ca.gov

Phone Number: 760-924-1740

Fixed Sites:

  • Mono County Behavioral Health at 1290 Tavern Rd., Mammoth Lakes, California; Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Walker Wellness Center at 107655 Highway 395, Walker, California; Monday and Wednesday, by appointment only

  • Mammoth Lakes Wellness Center at 181 Sierra Manor Rd. #4 Mammoth Lakes, California; by appointment only. 

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • As needed to reach people who cannot access fixed sites.

Neighborhood Healthcare Harm Reduction Program

Contact Information: harmreduction@nhcare.org​

Phone Number: 833-867-4642

Mobile Site - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • San Diego County - in the cities of El Cajon and Escondido
  • Riverside County - in the cities of Temecula, Hemet, and Riverside

Fixed Site - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • 550 W. Washington Avenue, Escondido, California 92025 (San Diego County)
  • 855 E Madison Avenue, El Cajon, California 92020 (San Diego County)
  • 1030 East Florida, Hemet California 92543 (Riverside County)
  • 1970 University Avenue, Riverside, California, 92507 (Riverside County)
  • 41840 Enterprise Circle North, Temecula, California 92590 (Riverside County)

 Vending Machine​s

  • 425 No. Date Street, Escondido, CA 92025 (San Diego County) inside the healthcare center. Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. access
  • 1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (San Diego County) outside at Father Joe’s Villages, 24-hour access.
  • 470 N. Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021 (San Diego County) outside the healthcare center in a locked gated area Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. access
  • 1970 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507 (Riverside County) inside the healthcare center. Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. access​

Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD) Harm Reduction Project

Contact Information: Care Coordination Harm Reduction Project – Jannalyn.lawrence@nih.org

​Phone Number:760-873-2031

Fixed Site:

  • NIHD Rural Health Clinic office at 153-B Pioneer Lane, Bishop, California, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

​Northern Sierra Harm Reduction - Plumas County Public Health Agency

Contact Information: Katherine Manganaro - katherinemanganaro@countyofplumas.com

Phone Number: 530- 283-6330

Fixed Sites:

Quincy 

  • Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. at the Quincy Resource Center, 591 Main Street.

  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. at the Plumas County Public Health Agency, 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206.

Portola

  • Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. at the Portola Resource Center, 164 Ridge Street.

Chester

  • Each second and third Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Chester Resource Center, 372 Main Street. 

Home Delivery

  • Home deliveries can be scheduled countywide Mondays through Fridays by appointment.

HAVEN Vending Machines - Monday–Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Plumas County Public Health Agency - 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206, Quincy, CA 95971

  • Portola Family Resource Center - 164 Ridge Street, Portola, CA 96122

  • Greenville Wellness Center - 414 Main Street, Greenville, CA 95947

  • Chester Wellness Center - 372 Main Street, Chester, CA 96020

Punks with Lunch

Contact Information: Ale del Pinal and Anna Steiner -oaklandpunkswithlunch@gmail.com

Phone Number: 510-371-4465

Mobile Sites:

  • Every Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 35th Street and Peralta Street and the surrounding areas, bounded by 35th Street, 45th Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and Telegraph Ave
  • Every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Way between 24th Street and West Grand Avenue
  • Every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 6th Street and Brush and 7th Street and Kirkharm Street
Home Delivery and Pick-Up
  • Home deliveries will be by appointment only

​Safer Alternatives Through Networking & Education (SANE)

Contact Information: Shilo Jama - shilo@staysafer.org
Phone Number: 916- 397-2434
Mobile Site:

  • Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to homeless encampments in various locations in Sacramento County
Fixed Site:
  • 2211 Del Paso Blvd. in North Sacramento on Tuesday–Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • Throughout Sacramento County, Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sierra Harm Reduction Coalition (SHRC)

Contact Information: Tom Ewing - tom.ewing@shrcoalition.com 

Phone Number: 530-212-0279 

Mobile Site:

  • Area bounded by the borders of:
    • Sacramento and El Dorado counties to the West,
    • Placer and El Dorado counties to the North,
    • Amador and El Dorado counties to the South,
    • The town of Kyburz to the East.
  • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • Services for participants unable to make it to the mobile sites will be made by appointment and will take place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Siskiyou County Public Health – Siskiyou County Syringe Services Program

Contact Information: Jessica Skillen - jskillen@co.siskiyou.ca.us 

Phone Number: 530 841-2121

Mobile Sites:

  • Any area within Siskiyou County. Current times and locations are as subject to change based on zip code data from current participants:

    • Current Outreach - Every Thursday from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm by the Siskiyou County Public Health building in the Greenway, 810 South Main Street, Yreka (area bounded by Main Street, Oberlin Road and Montague Road)

    • Any changes to times and locations will be posted on the Siskiyou County Syringe Service Program website

Skoden Native Harm Reduction Services

Contact Information: Arlene Brown– skodenharmreduction@gmail.com         

Phone Number: 760-920-6636

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Service area - Inyo and Mono counties

Stockton Harm Reduction Program (SHRP)

Contact Information: Harjot Virk – harvirk@ucdavis.edu

Phone Number: 209-626-9668

Mobile Site:

  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Locations will be countywide, determined by the locations of encampments and the needs of unhoused individuals.

Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • Countywide by appointment.

Yuba Harm Reduction Collective (YHRC)

Contact Information: Bethany Wilkins - info@yubaharmreduction.com

Phone Number: 530-362-8163

Mobile Site:

  • Monday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Locations will be countywide but will go no further north than the town of Nevada City.

Home Delivery and Pick-up:

  • Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Locations will be countywide but will go no further north than the town of Nevada City.​

​Contact Information

To contact the CDPH/Office of AIDS Harm Reduction Unit, please email sspinfo@cdph.ca.gov ​

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