Needle Exchange and Naloxone

Like all health units in Ontario, the Huron County Health Unit offers a needle exchange program (NEP) at several sites across the county.

Needle exchange programs help ensure that injection drug users have access to sterile injection equipment to prevent transmission of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections and diseases.

This approach is known as a harm reduction strategy and is proven across the world, Canada and Ontario to be effective in reducing the spread of disease. It is also proven to reduce the number of needles discarded in the community.

NEP Sites

Community Address Hours
Central Huron Huron County Health Unit
77722B London Road, Clinton
Wednesday & Friday
12 PM to 4 PM
Goderich Choices for Change
29 Kingston Street, Goderich
Tuesday & Thursday
6 to 8 PM
North Huron Royal Oaks RX Pharmacy
131 John Street, Wingham
Monday to Friday
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Call the health unit for more information: 519.482.3416

If you are an injection drug user from anywhere in Huron County, you can drop by and bring in used needles and syringes, and pick-up sterile needles and/or syringes. Please keep used needles and syringes in a closed puncture proof container such as a plastic water bottle.

At the clinic you can get

  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Sharps Containers
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Sterile water
  • Cotton filters
  • Tourniquets
  • Cookers
  • Vitamin C
  • Condoms
  • Educational Resources
  • Naloxone Kits (Clinton & Wingham sites only)
  • Inhalation Kits

Information on opioids and naloxone

Understanding opioids – Information about opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil.

How to recognize and temporarily reverse an opioid overdose

Where to get a free naloxone kit – interactive map maintained by the Province of Ontario.

For more information call us at 519.482.3416 or toll free 1.877.837.6143. Ask to speak to a sexual health nurse on the Sexual Health team.