Needle Exchange Program

Our Services

Phone: (408) 792-5529 / e-mail: [email protected]

  • Syringe exchange (new needles in exchange for used needles)
  • STD, HIV and Hepatitis C Testing at most Needle Exchange sites
  • Referrals: Mental health, detox, substance use and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention
  • Opioid overdose prevention (naloxone kits and training)
  • Kits available for safer smoking, safer sex and general hygiene
  • Fentanyl test strips​

Needle Exchange Hours and Locations

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are limiting Needle Exchange Services to the locations and hours listed below until further notice.

Monday
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Knox Avenue site:  Story Road and Knox Avenue (one block west from King Road) in San Jose

Tuesday
1:00pm- 3:00pm

​2nd St and 280 Site: Under the 280 overpass in San Jose (between S 1st and 2nd St)

​5:00pm – 7:00pm
​​Crane Center site: 976 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose (parking lot on the southwest side of the building)

Friday
9:30am – 11:30am

Valley Health Center site 7475 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Little Orchard site: Little Orchard St. in San Jose (midway between Curtner and San Jose Avenue)​

No Exchange Services: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and County holidays
 

Frequently Asked About Health Resources

Valley Homeless Clinic at Alexian
Walk-in psychiatric and health care clinic for homeless individuals, call for hours and location.
(408) 272-6050 

Homefirst Shelter Clinic (Formerly EHC)
Walk-in health care clinic for homeless individuals, call for hours and location.
(408) 510-7543

Mobile Medical Unit
Walk-in health care clinic for homeless individuals, call for location near you.
(408) 690-6180

Mobile Dental Unit
Routine and emergency dental care, call for a location near you.
(408) 568-9446
 

Use the Naloxone Finder to locate where you can get Naloxone for free.​
 

The NEX Program has been approved by the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, as permitted by HS code 11364.7


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