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Northwestern Health Unit
Northwest Points Harm Reduction Program

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Promotes reduction of harm for drug users
  • Provides sterile needles and clean drug preparation equipment
  • Provides safe disposal of used needles and equipment
  • Supplies free condoms
  • Provides Hepatitis A and B vaccinations
  • Provides safe inhalation kits
  • Gives referrals to counselling, methadone and rehabilitation services
  • Provides education on safer injecting practices and overdose prevention
  • Raises public awareness of health options for drug users
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Needle Exchange Locations
Atikokan:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 115 Main St, 807-597-6871, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre, 214 Main St, 807-597-1515, Mon-Fri 8 am-1 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am-12 noon
Dryden:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 75D Van Horne Ave, 807-223-3301, Mon-Wed, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Thu 8:30 am-6 pm
  • Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre, 35 Whyte Ave, Unit #2, 807-223-5107, Mon, Wed-Thu 9 am-3 pm, Tue 9 am-1 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am-12 noon
Ear Falls:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 25 Spruce St, 807-222-3098, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Emo:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 76 Front St, 807-482-2211, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Fort Frances:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 396 Scott St, 807-274-9827, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Canada Safeway, 417 Scott St, 807-274-0363, Mon, Thu 9 am-9 pm, Tue-Wed, Fri 9 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm
  • Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre, 404 Scott St, 807-274-8305, Mon-Tue, Fri 8:30 am-2:50 pm, Wed-Thu 8:30 am-4:15 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am-11:50 am
  • Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, 1460 Idylwild Dr, 807-274-3131, Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Ignace:
  • Dryden Regional Mental Health & Addiction Services, corner of Hwy 17 & 599, 807-934-2834, Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
  • Northwestern Health Unit, Corner of Hwy 17 & 599, 807-934-2236, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
  • Mary Berglund Community Health Centre, Corner of Hwy 17 & 599, 807-934-2251, Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Wed 8 am-7 pm
Kenora:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 210 First St N, 807-468-3147, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Morningstar Detox Centre, 6 Matheson St S, 807-468-5749, Mon-Sun 24 hours
  • Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre, 308 Second St S, 807-467-3103, Mon-Fri 9 am-2 pm
  • NWHU Outreach Van, Northern Connections group on Facebook, Tue 1 pm-4 pm, Fri 12:30 pm-5 pm
Rainy River:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 210 Atwood Ave, 807-852-3268, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Red Lake:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 234 Howey St, 807-727-2626, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Sioux Lookout:
  • Northwestern Health Unit, 47B Front St, 807-937-2292, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
  • Nahnahda-Wee-ee-Waywin Sexual Assault Centre, 59 King St, 807-737-4848, Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
  • Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre, 52 King St, 807-737-1903, Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Hours of Operation
Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pmNeedle Exchange Sites hours
Eligibility
No restrictions
Application Process
Hepatitis A & B vaccinations for high-risk individuals
  • Apply through Sexual Health clinic or Needle Exchange program
  • Requires verbal in-person assessment
Fees
Service - Hepatitis A & B vaccinations ; None ; High-risk individuals may be available to receive vaccination free
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On March 20, 2020

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