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The Van/Harm Reduction Program   

The program's goal is to prevent blood borne infections such as HIV and hepatitis infections by helping clients avoid sharing needles and equipment. A mobile van delivers clean needles and harm reduction supplies such as alcohol swabs, sterile water, cookers, ascorbic acid and filters to persons who use injection drugs. Van staff offer confidential support, education and referrals to clients for services such as addictions, detox, health care and shelter. 

Contact the Van by calling 905 317-9966 (no call display) Monday-Saturday 8pm-midnight . The Van now accepts and responds to text messages. Please call the Van early as we may not be able to get to you if you call close to midnight.

The Van #: 905-317-9966 (answered during Van hours only)
Day time #: 905-546-3541(answered Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. )
Monday to Saturday: 8 pm - midnight

Other Sites That Offer Needle Exchange in Hamilton

  • Alcohol Drugs and Gambling
    Public Health Services
    21 Hunter Street East
    3rd Floor
    Hamilton, ON
    905 546-3606
  • Community Health Bus
    905 546-City (2489) to find out location of the bus
  • De dwa da dehs nye>s
    (Aboriginal Health Centre)
    678 Main Street East
    Hamilton, ON
    905 544-4320
  • Elizabeth Fry Society (women only)
    85 Holton Ave. South
    Hamilton, ON
  • Hamilton AIDS Network
    140 King Street East,
    lower level
    Hamilton, ON
    905 528-0854
  • Hamilton Urban Core Community
    Health Centre
    71 Rebecca Street
    Hamilton, ON
    905 522-3233
  • Sexual Health Clinics
    Various locations,
    please click on link below for more information.
    www.hamilton.ca/sti
  • Street Health Clinic at Wesley Urban Ministries 

    195 Ferguson Avenue North
    2nd floor
    Hamilton, ON
    905 777-7852
    Note: needle exchange is no longer available at the front desk of Wesley

More Information:

Contact information

Phone: 905-317-9966
Office: 905-546-3541
Email: publichealth@hamilton.ca


Last updated: January 6, 2014