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LAC Certified Syringe Exchange

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LAC Department of Public Health
Public Health Policy & Special Projects
Duy Tran, MPH.
241 N. Figueroa St. Room 334
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LA County Certified Syringe Exchange Program

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Syringe Exchange Program (SEP)

The sharing of used and contaminated needles and syringes is a major mode of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-born diseases among injection users. As part of a comprehensive effort to reduce the transmission of blood-borne diseases, the LAC Syringe Exchange Program provides participants access to sterile syringes, health services, and linkages to counseling, drug treatment and other harm-reduction services.

Needle Exchange Programs:

  • Provide participants access to health, counseling, and drug treatment services
  • Reduce the spread of blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C among IDUs and the community
  • Reduce the sharing and reuse of contaminated syringes and needles
  • Reduce the total health costs associated with HIV and/or Hepatitis treatments
  • Provide a safe method for collecting and disposing of used sharps


Locations and Hours of Operation:

For a detailed listing of syringe exchange services provided by the Los Angles County, click here: SEP Schedule
or  call 1-888-LANEX-85 to locate a syringe exchange program closest to you.


Drug Treatment Resources:

If you would like information about alcohol or drugs related problems and available treatment options in Los Angeles County, please call
. A representative from the local Community Assessment Service Center will help you find the right treatment program.


Partnering Agency:

The Los Angeles County Syringe Exchange Program is proud to partner with the following agencies to provide harm reduction services throughout the County:



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