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Needle Exchange Program

Our Services

(408) 792-5529
  • Syringe exchange (new needles in exchange for used needles)
  • STD, HIV and Hepatitis C Testing at most Needle Exchange sites
  • Referrals: Mental health, detox, substance use and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention
  • Opioid overdose prevention (naloxone kits and training)
  • Safer sex supplies and hygiene kits
  • Fentanyl test strips​

Needle Exchange Hours and Locations

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are limiting Needle Exchange Services to the locations and hours listed below until further notice.

  • Monday
    1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Knox Avenue site:  Story Road and Knox Avenue (one block west from King Road) in San Jose

  • Tuesday
​​1:00pm- 3:00pm
​2nd St and 280 Site: Under the 280 overpass in San Jose (between S 1st & 2nd St)

​5:00pm – 7:00pm
​​Crane Center site: 976 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose (parking lot on the southwest side of the building)

  • Friday
    9:30am – 11:30am
    Valley Health Center site: 7475 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy

    2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Little Orchard site: Little Orchard St. in San Jose (midway between Curtner and San Jose Avenue)​
No Exchange Services: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and County holidays


Frequently Asked About Health Resources

Valley Homeless Clinic at Alexian
Walk-in psychiatric and health care clinic for homeless individuals, call for hours and location.
(408) 272-6050 
 
Homefirst Shelter Clinic (Formerly EHC)
Walk-in health care clinic for homeless individuals, call for hours and location.
(408) 510-7543

Mobile Medical Unit
Walk-in health care clinic for homeless individuals, call for location near you.
(408) 690-6180

Mobile Dental Unit
Routine and emergency dental care, call for a location near you.
(408) 568-9446

The NEX Program has been approved by the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, as permitted by HS code 11364.7
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Crane Center
976 Lenzen Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: (408) 792-3720
Fax: (408) 792-3720
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Last updated: 7/29/2020 9:23 AM