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Directory of Syringe Services Programs in California 

There are more than fifty 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



Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution (NEED)

Berkeley​​(510) 463-1843


HIV Education & Prevention Project of Alameda County (HEPPAC)

​Oakland ​(510) 703-2132

Tri-City Health Center

​Fremont​(510) 456-3503

Community Outreach Harm Reduction Team


​(510) 761-9795

​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 ​
HumboldtHumboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (HACHR)​​Eureka, Arcata, Orick, Fortuna, McKinleyville, Willow Creek​(707) 407-6013


K'ima:w Behavior HealthHoopa​(530) 625-4261 ​
Inyo​Northern Inyo Healthcare District Harm Reduction Project​Bishop​(760) 873-2013
​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
​LakeAny Positive Change​Lower Lake​(707) 480-7319
​Los AngelesCommon Ground/Venice Family Clinic​​Venice, Los Angeles​(310) 314-5480

Los Angeles​

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

Los Angeles​

Asian American Drug Abuse Program​Los Angeles

​(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 ProjectCount and City of Los Angeles​(415) 966-6019 ​
Los Angeles
Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System ​Los Angeles​(323) 948-0444​
​MarinMarin AIDS Project​San Rafael​(415) 457-2487
​Mendocino​Mendocino County AIDS/Viral Hepatitis Network​Ukiah​(707) 462-1932
​Merced​Merced Needle Exchange​Merced​(209) 564-3500
​MonoMono County Harm Reduction Project​​Mammoth Lakes​(760) 924-1740
​Monterey Access Support Network​Salinas​(831) 781-3660
​PlumasPlumas County Public Health Agency​Quincy, Chester, Portola ​(530) 283-6337
Inland Empire Harm Reduction​Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, Perris and unincorporated areas of Riverside County​(951) 364-5311​
​SacramentoGender Health Center
​Sacramento​(916) 455-2391


Harm Reduction Services​Sacramento​(916) 456-4849
SacramentoSafer 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 FranciscoAlliance Health Project
​San Francisco​(415) 515-2438

​San Francisco​

Homeless Youth Alliance​San Francisco​(415) 630-0744
​San FranciscoSan 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 FranciscoGlide 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 ClaraSanta Clara County Public Health Dept. Needle Exchange 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

​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
​SonomaWest Coast Health Centers/Healthcare for the Homeless​Guerneville​(707) 824-3398


​Ventura County Syringe Replacement Program

​Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley

​(805) 652-6267

Yuba & Sutter ​Yuba Sutter Harm Reduction & Community Outreach​


​(253) 973-8200


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


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