The Van Needle Syringe program provides needles, safe injection supplies and needle disposal.
The Van Needle Syringe program hours
The Van Needle Syringe program operates the following hours:
Monday to Sunday: 7 to 11 pm
Holiday closures and hours:
Monday, December 24 - 12 noon to 4 pm
Tuesday, December 25 – Closed
Wednesday, December 26 - Closed
Thursday, December 27 to Sunday, December 30 – regular hours 7 to 11 pm
Monday, December 31 – 12 noon to 4 pm
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – Closed
Services are not available during the day. For information Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm call Public Health Services at 905-546-4276.
How to access the Van Needle Syringe program
Access the Van Needle Syringe program during operating hours by:
- Calling or texting 905-317-9966
Leave a message and we will call you back. All services are confidential; we do not share information with others.
Call the Van early so we can get to you before 11 pm. The Van services are not available during the daytime.
Services through the Van Needle Syringe program
We provide the following services from a mobile van:
- Delivery of free needles, condoms and safe injection supplies such as alcohol swabs, sterile water, cookers, ascorbic acid and filters. Supplies are not available to diabetic clients.
- Sharps containers and disposal of needles.
- Counselling and referrals for drug and alcohol use, detox, health care and shelters.
- Refills of overdose prevention kits. Find out where to get new overdose prevention kits and training.
- Safer inhalation supplies.
These services are offered to prevent blood borne infections such as HIV and hepatitis infections by helping clients avoid shared needles and equipment.
Volunteering on the Van
Contact the AIDS Network to complete an application if you are interested in volunteering for the Van Needle Syringe program.
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