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)
Access: Drug User Health Program at Green Street
359 Green Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Access: Drug User Health Program at Amory Street
75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm