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Harm Reduction Program

The Harm Reduction Program is a community-based public health program that provides comprehensive services to reduce the harms of drug use, including:

  • Fentanyl test strips
  • HIV and hepatitis C testing and linkage to care, along with resources and education related to overdose prevention, first aid and safer sex
  • Immunizations referrals
  • Nurse consultation
  • Overdose education and naloxone
  • Peer support
  • Referrals to substance use disorder treatment, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, reproductive health and other medical/social services
  • Sterile syringes and other injection equipment, along with the proper disposal of used syringes, to help reduce the spread of HIV and viral hepatitis among people who use drugs
  • Syringe exchange

Program Schedule

 

Program LocationsDays and Times

Baltimore Highlands—Lansdowne Health Center
3902 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227

First and third Thursday
8:30 a.m. to noon

Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Mondays through Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dundalk Health Center
7700 Dunmanway
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Every other Friday 
1 to 4 p.m.

Eastern Family Resource Center
9150 Franklin Square Drive, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21237

Mondays
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21133

Second and fourth Monday
5 to 7 p.m

Woodlawn Health Center
6901 Security Boulevard, Suite 1
Baltimore, Maryland 21207
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Third Wednesday
5 to 7 p.m.

Services for the Community

Sharps Disposal

Used needles and syringes can be a health risk unless they are stored in a puncture-resistant container before disposal. Bottles made of heavy plastic with screw-on caps, such as detergent or fabric softener bottles, are best because they are strong and have spouts that make it harder for syringes to spill out. To avoid unnecessary needle sticks, place the following items into a closed plastic container for disposal:

  • Lancets
  • Needles
  • Razor blades
  • Syringes
  • Any other sharp object that could cut someone

Fill these containers until they are no more than two-thirds full. All bags, bottles and cans with medical waste should be closed securely and put out with regular trash. Do not recycle these items.

Community Clean-Ups

Call 410-887-2437 to arrange a community clean-up in your area to safely remove broken glass, needles, syringes and other trash from public areas.

Additional Resources

Learn more about:

Explore Sexual Health

Contact Us

Harm Reduction Program

6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone:

Health: 443-750-4914

TTY: 711

 

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