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Needle Exchange

Syringe Access Program

SAAF’s Syringe Access Program (SAP) provides information, education and referrals on HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections to adults who are currenting or have used substances. 

What is the Purpose of The Syringe Access Program?

The point of syringe access programs is to provide: 

  • The exchange of used syringes for sterile syringes to promote safer injecting practices. 
  • To assist in reducing the spread of HIV, HEP C and other blood-borne diseases. 
  • Provide appropriate referrals for other services and treatment options.
  • A non-judgmental location that promotes the safety of people who inject. 
  • A venue for safe testing and refers to treatment services. 

The exchange is 1 for 1. Participants can always receive some syringes, even if they don’t have any to exchange. You can exchange up to 100 syringes per visit, per person.  

SAP Operating Hours and Location

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
2:00pm – 6:00pm

375 S Euclid Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719 

Please arrive by 6:00pm or before to ensure you get served.  We are closed on major holidays.   

Life Point Syringe Access Services

Life Point, run through the Pima County Health Department, also offers syringe access services at three locations. 

Theresa Lee Public Health Center 

1493 W. Commerce Court 

Monday 9:00am – 12:00pm 

East Clinic 

6020 E. Broadway Blvd 

Tuesdays 10:00am – 2:00pm 

North Clinic 

3550 N. 1st Ave 

Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm 

More Information on Syringe Services

For more information on syringe services, visit the following websites: