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
Asian American Drug Abuse Program

(Compton, Lawndale & Lynwood)
424 311 5799


Beinestar Human Services
Beinestar Human Services

(Los Angeles)
866 590 6411


Homeless Health Care, Los Angeles
Homeless Health Care, Los Angeles

(Los Angeles)
213 617 8404


L.A. Community Health Project
L.A. Community Health Project

(Los Angeles & Watts)
213 483 5366


Tarzana Treatment Center
Tarzana Treatment Center

(Sylmar)
818 342 5897


Venice Family Clinic
Venice Family Clinic

(Venice)
310 314 5480


County of los angeles California Public Health