Services

Needle and Syringe Program

This program provides clean needles, syringes and alcohol swabs for intravenous drug users.

In Victoria the Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) was originally established to minimise the spread of HIV among Intravenous Drug Users (IDUs) and from IDUs to the broader community. The NSP operates as a harm minimisation strategy. Harm minimisation is a concept that acknowledges that people may engage in risky activities and seeks to reduce the harm associated with those activities.

IDUs can collect clean needles and syringes free of charge.

Eligibility Criteria

The service is available to people living in the Yarra Ranges Council and surrounding areas.

Referral

No referral required.

Cost

Free

Our Team

The NSP is provided by the reception staff, who have undergone training about the provision of this service. The NSP coordinator is available for staff and clients to raise any issues or concerns.

Frequently asked questions

No, you can go to service directly during opening hours.

This is a free service.

Yes, your privacy is important and vital in the work we do.

Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health

Address

Location one: Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health, 377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville 3777

Location two: 2475 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction

Contact

P 1300 130 381

Car Parking

Free car parking available.