Syringe Services Program

Our goal is to help people who inject drugs stay healthy. We provide syringes and other sterile injection equipment in a non-judgmental, anonymous, and supportive setting.

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If you inject drugs, please bring us your used syringes so we can provide you with new ones. Our clients who want assistance getting into a recovery program can depend on our experienced staff to help with this important work. Please call us at 419-213-2655 if you have any questions. Our locations and hours are listed below:

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church: 1201 Madison Ave. Toledo, OH – Tuesdays 1-4 pm. Last client taken at 3:45.

Talbot Center:  732 Main St. Toledo, Ohio  – Thursdays 1-4 pm.  Last client taken at 3:45.


  • Answers to questions about treatment options
  • Injection-site wound evaluation
  • Safer sex supplies
  • Safer injection education
  • Overdose prevention education
  • Health insurance sign-up
  • Free fentanyl test strips
  • HIV testing: Get your results in just 20 minutes.
  • Hepatitis C testing: Get your results in just 20 minutes. If you have hepatitis C we can help you navigate the path to getting treatment
  • Pregnancy testing: If there is any possibility that you might be pregnant we can provide you with a free pregnancy test. Pregnant women who inject drugs have many important decisions to make and we can give you information and referral assistance.

Between 1991 and 1997, the US Government funded seven reports on clean needle programs for persons who inject drugs. The reports are unanimous in their conclusions that clean needle programs reduce HIV and hepatitis C transmission, and none found that clean needle programs caused rates of drug use to increase. This research can be found at:


Crisis Services:
Rescue Mental Health and Addiction Services: 419-255-9585
Crisis Text Line- Text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 for free and confidential, 24/7 support

Recovery Services:
Lucas County Recovery Helpline 419-255-3125
Lucas County Mental Health Recovery Services Board

Peer and Family Support Services:
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous
Heroin Anonymous
Racing for Recovery- 419-824-8462
Families After Addiction or Death (FAAD)-
Families and Addicts Coming Together (FACT)

Northwest Ohio Syringe Services is a blood borne pathogens prevention program as required by the Ohio Revised Code #3707.57 and is supported by the Ryan White Program of the University of Toledo Medical Center and by the Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.



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