Phone: 606-598-5564
Fax: 606-598-6615

Harm Reduction Services

Our Harm Reduction program is part of a comprehensive public health strategy, to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and other blood borne pathogens among injection drugs users, their families, and the larger community. 

Harm Reduction for persons who inject drugs includes, but is not limited to, provision of sterile hypodermic needles and syringes and collection of used hypodermic needles and syringes. 

Our needle exchange program can decrease the spread of HIV and hepatitis. We also offer NARCAN (Naloxone) training to help prevent drug overdose in the community.

Find out more information about our services below.

Syringe Needle Exchange / Discarded Needle Cleanup

CVDHD‘s Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Program (HRSEP) has been modeled after successful programs throughout the country.

It uses a cost-effective approach with best practices for disease prevention by utilizing existing staff and health centers already set up for providing services to this population.

The program is open to anyone who uses injection drugs. Exchange of needles and rapid HIV testing will be provided anonymously; however, other health services, such as blood tests for hepatitis C, HIV, STD’s , pregnancy tests, and immunizations will be provided confidentially.

We also offer Discarded Needle Cleanup visit the following link to find out more information –


http://cvdhealthdept.com/discarded-needle-clean-up/

NARCAN (Naloxone)

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond.