cohealth’s Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) is an important public health initiative that prevents the spread of bloodborne viruses like HIV and Hepatitis C and reduces the harms associated with injecting drug use.
Our NSP staff are able to provide confidential and non-judgemental access to:
- safe injecting equipment*
- condoms and lubricant
- education and information
- referral to treatment and welfare when appropriate
We can help with:
- disposal of used injecting equipment
- information on safer using and safer sex
- links to health and support services
What do I need to do?
Drop in to any of the cohealth NSP sites (see below) during open hours.
Contact our Innerspace Mobile NSP Outreach service on 0418 179 814 between 7:30pm – 11:15pm every evening to deliver and collect* injecting equipment if you cannot get to our sites during the day. We can meet you anywhere a car can go – outside a house, shop or street corner. This service is free and discreet.
*Innerspace Mobile NSP Outreach service delivers and collects from the following suburbs: Abbotsford, Brunswick East (east of Nicholson Street), Burnley, Carlton & Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, East Melbourne, Fairfield, Fitzroy & Fitzroy North, Hawthorn & Hawthorn East, Kew & Kew East, North Melbourne, Northcote (south of Separation Street), Parkville, Richmond, West Melbourne and Westgarth.
What will it cost me?
There is no charge for this service.