Needle Exchange Program

All non-essential services and buildings will remain closed through April 30, 2020. However, limited services at India Street Public Health Center will be available. While the NEP is closed, street outreach is continuing to operate on the corner of Oxford Street and Elm Street during the following times:
  • Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Monday: 8:00am - 9:00am; 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 9:00am; 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 9:00am; 12:00pm - 3:00pm; 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 9:00am; 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 9:00am; 12:00pm - 3:00pm; 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 9:00am
Please check back here for updates or contact Zoe Brokos for more information and/or to be connected to resources: zop@portlandmaine.gov
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The Portland Needle Exchange Program (NEP) is located at 103 India Street  in Portland and can be reached via phone at (207) 756-8024. 

All NEP participants receive education on risk reduction, overdose prevention education, naloxone, case management services, testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, STDs and referrals to drug treatment programs upon request.

If you are interested in signing up, please come to our location on India Street. There is a phone you may use to page one of the staff or volunteers and you will get enrolled quickly and anonymously. You will be given a Client ID card and offered testing and naloxone in addition to clean supplies. You will be brought into the exchange room and asked a few basic questions regarding demographics and risk assessment. You will never be asked any personal information.

The volunteer run outreach team provides needle exchange services on the corner of Elm and Oxford Streets in downtown Portland on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm Fridays at 4:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 am and Sundays at 3:00 pm.  

If your agency is interested in Harm Reduction or Overdose Response trainings, please call 207-756-8024 or 207-756-8077.