Injection Hygiene and Needle Exchange Programs

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Injection Hygiene

Good injection practices:

  • Clean hands and fingertips before injecting
  • Apply warm compress to injection site before use
  • Inject in arms/legs instead of hands/feet
  • Rotate injection sites
  • Only use a syringe ONCE; however, if you must re-use a syringe, re-use your own syringe and not someone else’s
  • Use clean, sterile water to dissolve drugs which protect against skin infections and abscesses.

Needle Exchange

By providing access to safe injection supplies and education, needle exchange programs can:

  • Reduce the risk of fatal overdose.
  • Reduce the risk and spread of HIV infection.
  • Reduce the risk and spread of Hepatitis C.
  • Connect people to long-term treatment and recovery.

Call to find out hours and days of operation.

Asian American Drug Abuse Program

(Compton, Lawndale & Lynwood)
424 311 5799


Beinestar Human Services

(Los Angeles)
866 590 6411


Homeless Health Care, Los Angeles

(Los Angeles)
213 617 8404


L.A. Community Health Project

(Los Angeles & Watts)
213 483 5366


Tarzana Treatment Center

(Sylmar)
818 342 5897


Venice Family Clinic

(Venice)
310 314 5480


County of los angeles California Public Health