NOTICE (01-03-2023): Our clinic location has changed! Our clinics are now located directly off York Street, in the parking lot behind Walton Place Apartments (1511 N State St, Bellingham). Our hours and days of service remain the same: Mondays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm. See our map if you need help navigating from the old location!
Diseases like HIV or hepatitis C can be spread when people who use injection drugs share needles or other equipment. At our syringe clinics we provide new, sterile needles and equipment to people who use injection drugs and provide connections to drug treatment, disease testing, vaccines, and other social services.
Established in 1999, Whatcom County’s Syringe Service Program (SSP) is operated by public health nurses at our 1500 North State Street location and provides on-site STI, hepatitis C and HIV testing. Our nurses work with volunteers and staff from local treatment agencies to meet individuals where they are, providing access to counseling, testing, medical care, and referrals to substance use treatment or housing services.
The Whatcom County Health Department offers the confidential exchange of new, sterile syringes and clean injection equipment in exchange for contaminated syringes.
We provide syringe services clinics every Monday and Thursday (except holidays) directly off York Street, in the parking lot behind Walton Place Apartments (1511 N State St, Bellingham). from 2-4pm. Do you need help navigating from the old location to the new location? Use the map below!
We also have a mobile clinic in Maple Falls. This mobile clinic provides syringe services every Monday (except holidays) at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (8251 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls, WA) from 10:30am to noon in the parking lot.
Watch a short video that highlights the services provided at Whatcom County Syringe Services Program and how the needle exchange program impacts lives.
Whatcom County Syringe Services Program
Credits: Fredrick Dent Films, June 2017
For People Who Use Drugs
About Syringe Services Programs
About Risks & Prevention of Injection Drug Use