Prevention Point Pittsburgh is the only county-approved syringe exchange program in Southwestern Pennsylvania and services are absolutely unduplicated in the region.
PPP considers needle exchange as a foundation for addressing a broader set of injection drug users' needs, particularly needs that are met poorly or not at all through existing services.
Outside of needle exchange services, PPP has grown to include comprehensive case management services, condom and literature distribution, overdose prevention and response trainings with naloxone prescription, individualized risk-reduction health education, and free onsite HIV/Hepatitis C testing provided in collaboration with the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.
Prevention Point Pittsburgh services include:
- Legal needle exchange services to prevent HIV and Hepatitis C transmission
- Free, confidential confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling
- Health prevention and risk-reduction education
- Case management services
- Crisis intervention and counseling
- Overdose prevention and response education, with Narcan prescription
- Assistance to drug treatment, health care, housing, food pantries, and other necessary social services
- Safe, non-judgmental outreach services
Health Outreach Sites
Our needle exchange services are anonymous. We will not ask you for identification.
PPP will issue a card saying that you are a participant in the program.
Prevention Point Pittsburgh currently has two health outreach sites:
MOVED TO NEW LOCATION: ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING AT 3441 FORBES AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15213
Our new site is located at the Health Department Building next to Arby’s and across from CVS on Forbes Avenue. On street parking only. Towing is enforced at Arby’s and CVS parking lots.
Needle Exchange Services and HIV and Hepatitis C testing
Every Sunday from noon-3 p.m.
Overdose Prevention Class with Narcan distribution
Noon-2:50 p.m. at the Oakland Site every Sunday
Hill District Van Site
Needle Exchange Services
Every Wednesday from 1-3pm
Corner of Kirkpatrick Street and Bentley Drive in the Hill District (15219)
Look for white outreach van
Needle exchange and case management services are offered at other times during the week by appointment.
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