Needle Exchange


Intravenous drug use is one of the critical risk factors in the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis and other blood borne infections. Needle exchange services have been proven to reduce the spread of infection without increasing intravenous drug use.

Needle Exchange

  • Offers sterile equipment provided by the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program and other services to reduce the spread of blood-borne infections among people who inject drugs, including steroids.
  • Protects the public by reducing the number of used needles discarded in public places.
  • Follows a "Harm Reduction" model.


The Harm Reduction model

  • Harm Reduction recognizes that a certain percentage of the population will use drugs and the goal is to reduce the harm that might result from drug use. Harm reduction decreases the adverse health, social and economic consequences of substance use, for the user and the community without requiring abstinence.


Northern Points Exchange (NPE) Services 

All of the services are Free and Confidential.

We provide:

  • Clean needles and other harm reduction items.                                                     Needle Exchange Symbol
  • Needle disposal.
  • Condoms.
  • Health information.
  • Referrals. 

Northern Points Exchange (NPE) Locations

Northern Points Exchange locations and hours of operation




AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area

269 Main St. W.
Suite 201
North Bay, ON

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed between
12:00pm - 1:00pm

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
North Bay Office

345 Oak St. W.

North Bay, ON


ext. 5289 or 5282

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30am - 6pm

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
Parry Sound Office

70 Joseph St.
Parry Sound, ON
ext. 3213

Monday - Friday 
8:30am - 4:30pm

*These hours are dependent on staff availability. 

For more information please contact the Sexual Health / Needle Exchange Program at:

  • Email the clinic

    • North Bay Office Tel: (705)474-1400 ext. 5289
    • Parry Sound Office Tel: (705)746-5801 ext.3203
    • Toll free: 1-800-563-2808 ext. 2289

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North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

345 Oak St W. 705.474.1400
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

70 Joseph Street Unit #302 705.746.5801
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

17 Copeland Street 1.800.563.2808
By Appointment Only