Access: Drug User Health Program

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)

Hours

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

Thursday:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Direct Services & Drop-In

Locations

Access: Drug User Health Program at Green Street
359 Green Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617.599.0246
Fax: 617.661.2853
Email: mhynes@fenwayhealth.org 

Access: Drug User Health Program at Amory Street
75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119

Phone: 617.450.1027
Email: bcantero@fenwayhealth.org

Both locations close at 12pm on Thursdays

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