Needle Exchange


Those who choose to use drugs with needles are at risk of transmitting HIV, Hepatitis and other blood borne infections. 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, through which we provide:

  • Clean needles and other harm reduction items                                                     
  • Needle disposal
  • Safer inhalation supplies
  • Safer Crystal Meth supplies
  • Condoms
  • Health information
  • Referrals

All of the services are free and confidential.

To access needle exchange services, look for this symbol:

needle exchange symbol

Needle exchange locations

  • AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area
    269 Main Street West
    Suite 201 North Bay, ON
    Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed between 12 to 1 p.m.)
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
    • North Bay Office
      345 Oak Street West
      705-474-1400 ext. 5289 or 5282
      Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6 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.


North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

345 Oak Street West


70 Joseph Street Unit #302


17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)