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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

Harm Reduction Services- Safe Points Syringe Exchange (S​​acramento County​)

Harm Reduction Services (HRS) is located at 2800 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento. Services HRS offers include Safe Points Syringe Exchange and biohazard disposal, overdose prevention training with naloxone distribution, HIV/HCV/STI testing, substance use disorder treatment navigation, Ryan White Case Management, safer sex and survival supply distribution, outreach, and a free medical clinic in conjunction with UC Davis Medical School. All HRS services are free and confidential. HRS also provides mobile home delivery and pick up of harm reduction supplies countywide and mobile outreach, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For locations visit the list of HRS locations (PDF)​.​

As required under California Health and Safety Code Section 121349, this website posting will open a 45–day public comment period. All public comments must be in writing and submitted to CDPH no later than 11:59 p.m., June 20, 2024.

Public comments for this application may be entered through the Harm Reduction Services - SSP Application - Public Comment Form.

Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (HACHR) (Humboldt Co​unty)

The Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (HACHR) provides harm reduction services to people who use drugs, who are experiencing homelessness, or engage in sex work in Humboldt County. These services include provision of sterile syringes, syringe disposal, naloxone distribution, safer drug use supplies, drug testing kits, safer sex supplies, first aid materials, hygiene and personal safety equipment, clothing, and weather gear, as well as overdose prevention education, telehealth MAT services, case management, and linkage to healthcare and social services. We provide mobile SSP services throughout the county. For locations visit the list of HACHR locations (PDF)​. We also provide mobile home delivery and pick-up throughout Humboldt County, excluding Eureka, Fortuna, and Ferndale.

As required under California Health and Safety Code Section 121349, this website posting will open a 45–day public comment period. All public comments must be in writing and submitted to CDPH no later than 11:59 p.m., June 20, 2024.

Public comments for this application may be entered through the HACHR - SSP Application - Public Comment Form.

Harm Reduction Coalition of San Diego (HRCSD) (San Diego ​County)

The Harm Reduction Coalition of San Diego's (HRCSD) OnPoint services include provision of naloxone and overdose prevention and response training, sterile syringes and safer injection equipment, fentanyl test strips, drug checking services, personal sharps containers and education on syringe safety, collection and safe disposal of used syringes, hygiene and wound care supplies, condoms and other safer sex supplies, and more, based on the evolving needs of our participants. HRCSD also provides screening for and education on HIV, HCV, and sexually transmitted infections, along with case management and warm handoffs to community resources, including medical services, testing and treatment, behavioral health care, treatment for substance use disorder, food, housing, and more. For locations visit the list of HRCSD locations (PDF).

As required under California Health and Safety Code Section 121349, this website posting will open a 45–day public comment period. All public comments must be in writing and submitted to CDPH no later than 11:59 p.m., June 20, 2024.

Public comments for this application may be entered through the HRCSD - SSP Application - Public Comment Form.

LGBTQ+ Col​​lective/Queer Point (Stanislaus ​​County)

LGBTQ+ Collective/Queer Point is a community-led organization dedicated to serving people who use drugs in Stanislaus County. Services will be available will be available at 1202 H Street Suite #D, Modesto CA, 95354 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mobile services will be offered Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Moose Park 512 N Morton Blvd, Modesto, CA 95354
  • Enslen Park 501 Stoddard Ave Modesto, CA 95354
  • Mellis Park 601 S MLK Blvd, Modesto, CA 95351
  • Cesar Chavez Park 615 Sierra Dr, Modesto, CA 95351

​Queer Point will provide harm reduction supplies, education on safer injection, safer sex, and overdose prevention. Queer Point will refer people for HIV testing, substance use disorder treatment, food and shelter programs, viral hepatitis treatment, hepatitis A/B vaccinations, and screenings for sexually transmitted infections. Queer Point will also offer psychosocial support, resource navigation and a safe environment.

As required under California Health and Safety Code Section 121349, this website posting will open a 45–day public comment period. All public comments must be in writing and submitted to CDPH no later than 11:59 p.m., June 20, 2024.

Public comments for this application may be entered through the  LGBTQ+ Collective/Queer Point - SSP Application - Public Comment Form.

Up North Harm Reduction (Shas​​ta County)

Up North Harm Reduction (UNHR) is a community organization providing harm reduction services to people who use drugs in Shasta County. UNHR will offer a mobile home delivery and pick-up syringe service program, emphasizing education on the topics of wound prevention and care, HIV and viral hepatitis prevention, overdose prevention and reversal, and proper syringe disposal. Other services will include distribution of naloxone, safer sex supplies, fentanyl test strips, xylazine test strips, collection and safe disposal of used syringes, provision of sterile syringes and other harm reduction supplies as needed. UNHR will provide referrals to substance use disorder treatment services, primary medical care, food and shelter programs, viral hepatitis and HIV testing and counseling, hepatitis A/B vaccinations, and screenings for sexually transmitted infections. Mobile home delivery and pick-up hours will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., countywide, by request. 

As required under California Health and Safety Code Section 121349, this website posting will open a 45–day public comment period. All public comments must be in writing and submitted to CDPH no later than 11:59 p.m., June 20, 2024.

Public comments for this application may be entered through the Up North Harm Reduction - SSP Application - Public Comment Form.

​​​​​State-Certified Syringe​ Services ​Programs

Mobile Home Delivery and Pick-up - Due to ongoing concerns regarding the risks of COVID-19, CDPH/OA encourages all SSPs who can to add mobile home delivery and pick-up to their services. Those who are authorized by CDPH may ask to administratively amend their authorization to add a mobile home delivery and pick-up option. The addition of mobile home delivery and pick-up will allow for greater social distancing and less non-essential travel by program participants. Mobile 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 Chan​ge

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 Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • ​Orchard Street right off Highway 53 in Lower Lake, CA., every Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mobile 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. 

Mobile Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • By appointment, Thursdays through Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 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:

  • Wood Street and 20th Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Saturdays from 12:00 p.m​. to 2:00 p.m.​

​Fixed Site:

  • Berkeley Free Clinic, 2339 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, Monday – Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m​.​​

County of San Diego Harm Reduction Services Program

Contact Information: Felipe Ruiz - felipe.ruiz@sdcounty.ca.gov

Phone Number: 619-293-4700

Mobile Sites:

  • Hours of operation for each of the below locations will be Monday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (on rotational basis). Exact times will be determined by needs of participants and will be posted on the program's website. Locations: 
    • Health Services Complex (3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110)
    • Mills Building (1255 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101)
    • North Inland Live Well Center (649 West Mission Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025)
    • North Coastal Live Well Center (1701 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058)
    • South Region Live Well Center (690 Oxford Street, Chula Vista, CA 91911)

DAP Health Harm Reduction Program

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

Phone Number: 760- 969-5742

Mobile Sites:

  • ​​Tuesday
    • ​​1555 East Alejo Road Palm Springs, CA 92262, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    • Gene Autry Trail between East Mesquite Avenue and Eagle Way, Palm Springs, CA. 92262, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Sunrise Park, S. Sunrise Way between East Baristo Road and East Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • East Palm Canyon between South Sunrise Way and Smoke Tree Lane. Palm Springs, CA 92262, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    • East Arenas between South Callie El Segundo and South Avenue Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ​

Fixed Sites:

  • DAP Health, 1445 N. Sunrise Way Ste 103 Palm Springs, CA 92262, Monday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m​.

​Gender Health Center (GHC) - The Point

Contact Information:  Alej Fernandez Garcia - alej@ghcmail.org

Phone Number: (916) 455-2391​

Fixed Site:

  • 3823 V Street Sacramento, CA 95817. The Point at GHC will be open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m​.

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.

Mobile 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 from 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.

Mobile Home Delivery and Pick-up:

  • By Appointment.

Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction

Contact Information: Ethan Makulec  –   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.

Mobile 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:

Mobile Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

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:

  • Parking lot behind the gate of Community Interventions, 948 Baker St, Bakersfield, CA 93305 - Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00pm

  • Parking lot near E. California Ave & S. King Street, Bakersfield, CA 93307 - Mondays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • ​​​Alley adjacent to 1622 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305 - Mondays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Alley behind 1921 19th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301 - Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • On the street near 529 Dolores Ave, Bakersfield, 93305 - Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Alley Behind 1011 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93304 - Wednesdays, 1:45- p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

  • Parking Lot of 1900 E Brundage Ln Suite 1, Bakersfield, CA 93307 - Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Parking Lot near 4776 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 - Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Alley Behind 5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308 - Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Area near 110 Beardsley Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308 - Fridays, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Weill Park,2601 Q St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 - Fridays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mobile Home Delivery and Pick-up:

  • ​Countywide by request - Orders can be placed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Deliver is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Vending Machine:

  • Located outside of Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services at 1401 L Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 – 24 hours a day.

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. Tuesdays 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. 

Mobile 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 through 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 through Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. access
  • 1030 E. Florida Ave, Hemet, CA 92543​ (Riverside County) outside​, available 24/7 (Narcan only)​

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 through 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 10:00 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
Mobile 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 through Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mobile Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

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

​​Sierra Harm Reduction Coalition (​SHRC)

​Contact Information: Shilo Jama - ​​information@shrcoalition.org

Phone Number: 530-212-0279 

Mobile Home Delivery and Pick-Up:

  • Services available within the City of Placerville, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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

Mobile 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. at the corner of Church Street and Harrison Street in Stockton, CA 95203

Vista Community Clinic

​Contact Information: Nestor Venegas – nvenegas@vcc.org

Phone Number: 760-631-5000 ext. 7191

Mobile Site:

Mondays 9:00AM – 3:00PM, Wednesdays 7:00AM – 9:00AM and 1:00PM – 5:00PM, and Fridays 1:00PM – 6:00PM

Locations:

  • Rancheros Drive off Mission Road, San Marcos CA 92069
  • Capalina Road off Rancho Santa Fe Drive, San Marcos CA 92069
  • West Vista Way off Emerald Drive, Vista CA 92083
  • Roymar Road off Production Avenue, Oceanside CA 92058

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.

Mobile Home Deli​​​​very 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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