Needle Exchange

Contact(s)

The Health Unit continues to be open and available to answer questions. However, due to COVID-19, our regular services have been temporarily modified.  Here is a list of our current services:

  • Needle syringe program (previously needle exchange service)
  • Naloxone kits


Those who choose to use drugs with needles are at risk of transmitting HIV, Hepatitis and other blood borne infections. Needle syringe programs (previously needle exchange services) have been proven to reduce the spread of infection without increasing intravenous drug use.

The Health Unit is part of the Northern Points Exchange service, which we provide:

  • Needles and other harm reduction items, including sharps containers                                                     
  • Needle disposal
  • Inhalation and Crystal Meth kits
  • Naloxone kits
  • Condoms
  • Health information
  • Referrals

All of the services are free and confidential.

To access needle syringe programs (previously needle exchange services), look for this symbol:

needle exchange symbol

Needle Syringe Program (previously Needle Exchange Service) Locations

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

North Bay Office
345 Oak Street West
1-800-563-2808 or 705-474-1400 ext. 5289 or 5282
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. After Hours Clinic Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parry Sound Office
70 Joseph Street
705-746-5801 ext. 3213
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area

269 Main Street West Suite 201 North Bay, ON
705-497-3560
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed between 12 to 1 p.m.)

Pharmasave Marshall Park Pharmacy

524 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, ON
(705) 478-8079
Mon to Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres

456 Ferguson Street North Bay, ON
705-497-1620
Information line for new patients 1-877-937-2282
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Alliance Centre

172 Ethel Street Unit 3 Sturgeon Falls, ON
705-753-2271 ext. 721
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres

32 James Street Parry Sound, ON
705-774-9669
Information line for new patients 1-877-937-2282
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Parry Sound Health Centre-FNIHB

74 James Street 2nd Floor Parry Sound, ON
705-746-5807
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community Sharps Bin 

Learn more about the community sharps bin. 

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808