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Directory of Syringe Services Programs in California 

There are more than sixty programs in California that provide syringe services. Many have fixed locations, but other operate at various locations and times throughout the week. For more information, contact the program listed below.

County​Program ​City


Berkeley Free Clinic Syringe Services Program

Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution (NEED)

Berkeley​​(510) 463-1843


HIV Education & Prevention Project of Alameda County (HEPPAC)

​Oakland ​(510) 703-2132

Bay Area Community Health

​Fremont​(510) 456-3503

Punks with Lunch


​(510) 371-4465

Northern Valley Harm Reduction CoalitionChico​(530) 332-8065​

​Contra Costa

HIV Education & Prevention Project of Alameda County (HEPPAC)

​Richmond, Bay Point, Pittsburg

​(510) 703-2132

​El Dorado​Sierra Harm Reduction Coalition (SHRC)​Placerville​(530) 344-3461
​Fresno​Fresno Needle Exchange​Fresno​(559) 412-6226
​Humboldt Redwoods Rural Health Center
​Redway​(707) 923-2783


North Coast AIDS Project (NorCAP)​Eureka, Arcata, Hoopa, Fortuna, McKinleyville, Garberville, Loleta​(707) 268-2132 ​
Humboldt​Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (HACHR)​​Eureka, Arcata, Orick, Fortuna, McKinleyville, Willow Creek​(707) 407-6013


K'ima:w Behavior HealthHoopa​(530) 625-4261 ​
Northern Inyo Healthcare District Harm Reduction Project​Bishop​(760) 873-2013
​Inyo and Mono

Skoden Native Harm Reduction Services​N/A​(760) 920-6636​
Akido Harm Reduction​Bakersfield​(661) 487-6856​
​Bakersfield AIDS Project
The Exchange Program
Bakersfield​​(661) 742-3611


Clinica Sierra Vista ​Bakersfield​(661) 328-4283 ​
Kern Syringe Disposal​ and Services Program
​Taft and Kern River Valley
(661) 868-8043​
​Kings​Kings County Needle Exchange Program​Hanford, Corcoran, Avenal​(559) 852-2578
​Lake​Any Positive Change
Lucerne and Lower Lake
​(707) 480-7319

Lassen Indian Health Center

Susanville​(530) 251-5116​
​Los AngelesCommon Ground/Venice Family Clinic​​Venice, Los Angeles​(310) 314-5480

Los Angeles​

​LA Community Health Project​Los Angeles​(213) 568-3542
Los Angeles​Bienestar Human Services Program​Los Angeles, Wilmington, Long Beach
​(866) 590-6411

Los Angeles​

Asian American Drug Abuse Program​Los Angeles, Long Beach

​(424) 331-5799

Los Angeles
​Tarzana Treatment Center, Inc.​Pacoima, Van Nuys, Conoga Park, Sylmar, Sun Valley​(818) 342-5897

Los Angeles​

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles​Los Angeles ​(213) 617-8498
​Los Angeles
Being Alive​West Hollywood​(323) 874-4322

​Los Angeles

The Sidewalk ProjectCounty and City of Los Angeles​(415) 966-6019 ​
Los Angeles

Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System ​Los Angeles​(323) 948-0444​

​Los Angeles

Substance Use Disorder Integrated ServicesWhittier​(408) 661-6078​
​Los Angeles
USC Street Medicine​​Alhambra
(626) 457-4078​
​​Los Angeles
VelNonArt​Santa Clarita​(562) 233-3537​
​MarinThe Spahr Center
​San Rafael​(415) 573-5407
​Mendocino​Mendocino County AIDS/Viral Hepatitis Network​Ukiah​(707) 462-1932
​MonoMono County Harm Reduction Project​​Mammoth Lakes​(760) 924-1740
​Monterey Access Support Network​Salinas​(831) 781-3660

Yuba Harm Reduction Collective (YHRC)Grass Valley, Nevada City​​(530) 362-8163
​PlumasPlumas County Public Health Agency​Quincy, Chester, Portola ​(530) 283-6337
DAP Health Harm Reduction Program
Palm Springs​(760) 969-5742​
Inland Empire Harm Reduction​Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, Perris and unincorporated areas of Riverside County​

(951) 364-5311​
​Neighborhood Healthcare
Hemet, Riverside, Temecula​(833) 867-4642

​SacramentoGender Health Center
​Sacramento​(916) 455-2391


​Harm Reduction Services
​Sacramento​(916) 456-4849


Safer Alternatives thru Networking and Education (SANE)​Sacramento​(916) 397-2434
​San DiegoFamily Health Centers of San Diego​San Diego​(619) 515-2438

San Diego​

Harm  Reduction Coalition of San Diego (HRCSD)​​San Diego
​(619) 961-0527

​San Diego

​Neighborhood Healthcare
Escondido, El Cajon​(833) 867-4642​
​San Diego
​Harm Reduction IHC
San Diego​(619) 800-5526​
​San Francisco​
Alliance Health Project
​San Francisco​(415) 515-2438

​San Francisco​

Homeless Youth Alliance​San Francisco​(415) 630-0744

​San Francisco​

San Francisco AIDS Foundation​San Francisco​(415) 338-8159

​San Francisco​

​San Francisco Drug Users Union​San Francisco​(415) 969-5179

​San Francisco​

​St. James Infirmary​San Francisco​(415) 554-8494

​San Francisco​

​TRANS: THRIVE​San Francisco​(415) 257-7187

​San Francisco​

Glide Harm Reduction Services​San Francisco​(415) 674-5185
​San Joaquin

Stockton Harm Reduction Program (SHRP) 

Stockton ​(209) 626-9668​
​San Luis Obispo
​SLO Bangers​San Luis Obispo​(805) 458-0123
​San MateoBe Safe! Syringe Access for Empowerment​San Mateo​(650) 619-9125
​Santa BarbaraPacific Pride Foundation/The Right Outfit​Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Lompoc​(805) 963-3636
​Santa ClaraCounty of ​Santa Clara County Harm Reduction Program​San Jose, Sunnyvale, San Martin, Gilroy​(888) 792-3729
​Santa Cruz​Syringe Services Program​Santa Cruz, Watsonville​(831) 454-4329

​Santa Cruz​

Harm Reduction Coalition of Santa Cruz County (HRCSCC)​Santa Cruz​​(831) 769-4700
​Shasta​Shasta County Syringe Exchange Program​Redding​(530) 225-5298
​SierraSierra County Public Health & Social Services​Loyalton/Downieville​(530) 993-6700

Siskiyou County Syringe Services Program

(530) 841-2121

Drug Safe Solano Harm Reduction ProgramVallejo​​(707) 333-0601
​SonomaFace to Face​Santa Rosa​(707) 544-1581


​Drug Abuse Alternatives Center (DAAC)​Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Azure Acres ​(707) 562-2999 ext. 358


West County Health Centers
​Guerneville​(707) 824-3398
​St. Francis of Rome
​(209) 869-2996


​Ventura County Syringe Replacement Program

​Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley

​(805) 652-6267


Pharmacy Syringe Access

As of January 1, 2015, any pharmacy in the state may sell an unlimited number of syringes to adults age 18 and older without a prescription. Adults may also purchase and possess an unlimited number of syringes for personal use without a prescription. Pharmacies are not required to sell syringes without a prescription, and many pharmacies are still unaware of the law that encourages nonprescription syringe sale. The California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS is advising pharmacies that participate in California's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to sell syringes without a prescription, and many have begun to offer the service. To find an ADAP pharmacy near you, use the pharmacy locator. Enter your zip code and call the pharmacy listed to ask if they provide nonprescription syringe sales.

Pharmacy Locator


​Contact Information

To contact the CDPH/Office of AIDS Harm Reduction Unit, please email ​

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