Needle Exchange

The Needle Exchange program is offered in partnership with St. Leonard’s Community Services and the Brant County Health Unit.

Participants are only required to provide basic information; first name, age, and drug of choice to qualify.

Participants are provided with needles, filters, alcohol swabs, sterile water, tourniquets, Vitamin C powder, sterile disposable spoons and condoms. There is no cost.

Participants are also offered harm reduction information on safe use as well as individual counselling.

Locations:

(all locations have a 24 hour drop box for used syringes)

For Supplies see Hours below: 

St. Leonard’s Community Services

  • 225 Fairview Drive, Unit #1, Brantford - Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 365 days a year 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • 133 Elgin Street – Hours of Operation Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Brantford Clinic

  • 205 Colborne Street—Hours of Operation Monday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Eligibility Criteria

Age: 16+
Legal Status: Self-referral

Contact(s):

Julie Best

Addictions and Mental Health Supervisor
Phone: 519-754-0253 Ext. 2186
Fax: 519-754-0264