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Safe Disposal Resources 

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Safe Medication & Sharps Disposal

in San Benito County 

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Nearby Harm Reduction Program 

Formerly known as Needle exchange Program 

Although San Benito County does not currently have a syringe exchange program there are several locations in the surrounding counties, see below.

 The California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS is encouraging pharmacies that participate in California’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to provide nonprescription syringe sale, and many have begun to offer the service. 

To find locations near you click below, 

Santa Clara County 

https://publichealth.sccgov.org/services/needle-exchange-program

(408) 792-5529 

  • One-for-One syringe exchange (new needles in exchange for used needles)

  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing at most Needle Exchange sites

  • Substance use and detox referrals

  • Mental health referrals

  • Safer sex supplies

  • Hygiene kits 

Monday

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Knox Avenue site: Story Road & Knox Avenue,
San Jose

 

Tuesday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2nd Street & 280 site: Under the 280 overpass, 
San Jose 

 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crane Center, 976 Lenzen Avenue,
San Jose

 

Wednesday -Drop-in Location

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Crane Center, 976 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose

 

Friday

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

 

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Little Orchard St, 
San Jose 

Santa Cruz County

http://www.santacruzhealth.org/HSAHome/HSADivisions/PublicHealth/SyringeServicesProgram.aspx

 

1060 Emeline Ave., Room 105
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060

 

Hours of Operation:

Mondays           10 am - 1 pm
 

Tuesdays          5 pm - 7 pm
 

Thursday          4 pm - 6 pm

Fridays               10 am - 1 pm
Please use north entrance of Building F  

 

1430 Freedom Blvd., Suite B
Watsonville, CA. 95076

 

Hours of Operation:

Mondays           3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 

Tuesdays           10:30 am - 11:30 am
 

Wednesdays    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  

                            

Friday         9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Please use entrance near the front of suite B 

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