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Needle Exchange

Sharing and re-using syringes can transmit disease, such as HIV and hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Needle exchange can prevent this transmission. Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) Needle Exchange provides:

  • New syringes and other items to help reduce disease transmission. No questions asked and no names used.
  • Disposal of used needles. Please bring your dirty needles.
  • HIV antibody testing, hepatitis testing, hepatitis A and B vaccines, condoms, and other health referrals upon request.

Needle exchange is available at the following PHMDC sites:

  • East Madison: 2705 East Washington Ave (second floor above Hawthorne Library)
  • South Madison: 2300 South Park St Atrium, Suite 2010 (second floor)
  • Downtown: 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room 507 (5th floor of the City-County Building)

Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some evening hours are available at the East Washington office. Call (608) 243-0411 during business hours for more information. PHMDC is not open on weekends.

For more information on harm reduction and safer injecting practices:

Other Needle Exchange Programs in Dane Co.

  • Lifepoint
    (AIDS Resource Center of WI):

    (608) 332-6169
    (608) 516-2158