LAC Certified Syringe Exchange

Contact Information
LAC Department of Public Health
Substance Abuse Prevention & Control Program
Duy Tran, MPH.
Phone: (626) 299-3556
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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