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Needle Exchange Program

NOTICE: Limited Needle Exchange Services Available


To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are limiting Needle Exchange Services until further notice.  See below Needle Exchange Service options:
  • Needle Exchange Services available on Tuesdays 5PM - 7PM in the Crane Center parking lot located at 976 Lenzen Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 
  • Pick up free, safe injection kits at the Public Health Pharmacy located at 976 Lenzen Ave., San Jose, CA 95126. Available Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM 
  • Purchase syringes at your local pharmacy
  • Pick up Narcan Monday - Friday 1PM - 2PM at the clinics listed below. Other times can be arranged by calling the clinic and making an appointment. *Please note that all visitors and patients will receive a temperature check prior to entering.
Central Valley Clinic
2425 Enborg Lane, San Jose, CA
(408) 885-5400
 
​Alexian Health Clinic
2101 Alexian Drive, San Jose, CA
(408) 272-6577
 
South County Clinic
90 Highland Ave, Bldg. J, San Martin, CA
(408) 852-2420

For more information, call 408-792-5529 Monday - Friday 8AM - ​5PM to speak with Needle Exchange staff. 

We are currently evaluating how to best work with our community during this time and will provide periodic updates on this webpage.  

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 until further notice. Please see above notice for Needle Exchange Service options.

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: 4/23/2020 2:01 PM