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safe. anonymous. non-judgmental.

People who inject drugs have health care needs related to drug use. We work with people who use drugs, their families, and the larger community, without judgment. We are the most complete resource in the Rochester area providing services of this kind, and our services are completely anonymous.

we provide free access to:

  • New syringes and "works" (cotton, caps, sterile water)
  • Education about how to inject more safely
  • Naloxone to rapidly reverse opioid overdose
  • Safe disposal of used syringes
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Help preventing HIV, Hepatitis C, and other infections
  • Testing and linkage to other forms of care, including care management, medical care, substance use counseling and treatment, and other supportive services.

If you or someone you know is in need of support, call us at 585.454.5556.

help keep our community free of used needles

If you see used needles or syringes (also known as “sharps”), follow the tips below to pick them up safely. If you are under the age of 18, please don't touch the needle. Please call 585.210.4137 and leave a voicemail - a member of our team will respond within 1-2 business days.

DO NOT touch a needle with your hands.
Wear thick, heavy gloves on both hands, and use another object, like tongs or pliers, to pick up used needles.

Collect needles in thick, puncture-proof containers. Detergent bottles or coffee cans work well. Place the container on a level surface, and be sure to close the lid tightly.

Dispose of the sharps you collect safely and responsibly. Never put loose sharps in a trash or recycling bin!

where to bring used needles

You can drop off needles in a properly sealed container for free at any hospital or nursing home, or at any of the locations below – no questions asked.

Syringe Service Program
585.454.5556
39 Delevan Street, Rochester

Mobile Syringe Service 585.441.2938
Our van operates in Ontario County for safe, easy disposal of used needles in this area. Call us for more information and to find out where we’re located any given day.

Geneva
Wednesdays
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Canandaigua
Thursdays
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

opioid overdose prevention

To register for an upcoming virtual training session, click here. If you have any questions, please contact OOP@trilliumhealth.org, or call 585.210.4146.

Please be advised that, as a program funded by the New York State Department of Health, Trillium Health will not be able to provide NARCAN to out-of-State registrants. Out-of-state registrants may still attend the trainings.  They will receive a Certificate of Completion and the Information Packet, but will not receive NARCAN.

Please check online for programs that your county or state health departments may offer, for Harm Reduction Services offered in your area, or for local Syringe exchange programs. Also, check on the NEXT Distro website for services they may be able to offer. NEXT Distro also has information for each state and different programs offered. Check under the Naloxone/Narcan heading in NEXT Distro.

locations

Syringe Service Program – Monroe County
39 Delevan Street, Rochester, NY 14605
585.454.5556
Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mobile Syringe Service Program – Ontario County
Geneva
Location: Exchange St. Bus stop parking lot
585.441.2038
Wednesdays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Canandaigua
Location: West Ave. Bus Stop
585.441.2038
Thursdays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm