As one of several state-sanctioned and state-funded syringe exchange programs in Massachusetts, AIDS Action’s Access: Drug User Health Program distributes and exchanges syringes to people who inject drugs (PWID).
Access: Drug User Health Program is one of the state’s pilot sites for the distribution of Narcan, a nasal spray provided to IDUs and their network of supportive family and friends to reverse potentially fatal overdoses.
The program also operates a drop-in center where members can access:
- Risk reduction supplies, such as crack kits, safer injection supplies, and condoms.
- Periodic risk reduction counseling—both group and individual services.
- Information and referrals to medical, substance use, and other social service providers.
Access provides a variety of other services, including:
- HIV/HCV/STI testing
- Health education and navigation
- Overdose education
- Narcan distribution
- Street and community outreach
- Behavioral health services
- Support groups
- Nursing (limited)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Open for Direct Services (Drop-In Closed)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Closed
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Direct Services & Drop-In
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Direct Services & Drop-In
Access: Drug User Health Program at Green Street
359 Green Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Access: Drug User Health Program at Amory Street
75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119
Both locations close at 12pm on Thursdays