NCAP’s Fort Collins office houses the only Syringe Exchange Program in the region. This Larimer County Board of Health-approved-and-contracted program provides needs-based services for people who inject street drugs. Services include sterile syringes, new injection equipment (cottons, cookers, etc.), hazardous waste disposal, risk reduction counseling, and referrals for substance use treatment/mental health services. NCAP Syringe Exchange Program services are provided anonymously at no cost to program participants.
Syringe Exchange Programs like NCAP’s are a time-tested and proven public health approach for reducing the disease burden of their host communities. Syringe Exchange Programs have this effect on the communities in which they exist because they reduce the high-risk potential for blood borne infections, namely HIV and Hepatitis C, to be transmitted through the sharing of used injection equipment. Syringe Exchange Programs also help to increase the safety of the general public through the collection and proper disposal of hazardous waste, significantly reducing the number of improperly disposed of used syringes that are loose in the community.
NCAP is open for Syringe Exchange Services as follows:
Mondays – 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesdays – 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Wednesdays – 1:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Thursdays – 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Fridays – 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Saturdays - CLOSED
Sundays - CLOSED