Needle Exchange Clinics:

Aisling Clinic: Ballyfermot D.10
Mondays 2.15 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Ballyfermot Health Centre:
Tuesdays 2.15 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Inchicore Health Centre:

Thursdays 2.15 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Needle Exchange is available every afternoon in:

Merchants Quay Project: Monday to Friday, 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

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Needle Exchange

The E.R.H.A Exchange programs commenced in May 1989. It's main objective is HIV and Hepatitis prevention. The Outreach Worker provides a non-judgemental, user-friendly service. As part of this service we also provide harm minimisation information on the following:
Needle Exchange

  • HIV and Hepatitis Prevention

  • Safer injecting techniques

  • Safer Sex information (condoms available)

  • Primary health care

  • Information on polydrug use including overdose risks

  • Early referral

Needle Exchange is available for people over 18 years of age who present with track marks (i.e. evidence of previous injecting). The amount of needles given is dependent on the amount of returns and the amount of drug used. We can also give needle exchange to people under the age of 18, if they have a consent form from their parents or we can help them in obtaining it (i.e. meet with their parents). We can also phone our senior psychiatrist, if there is an emergency case that we feel may be at risk.

Plus we have fast track treatment programs for young people.

This leads us into the work we would do in treatment centres and the follow-up on clients that attend the centres, house calls, prisons, which in turn, keeps us in contact with the other part of our team such as doctors, nurses and counsellors.

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