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:
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.
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.
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
opioid overdose prevention
We offer a free community opioid overdose prevention program, including naloxone trainings on the fourth Saturday of each month. To register for a training session, get more information on opioid overdose prevention, or schedule a training for your agency or group, contact OOP@trilliumhealth.org, or call 585.210.4146.
Syringe Service Program – Monroe County
416 Central Avenue Rochester, NY 14605
Hours: Monday - Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm