Needle Syringe Program

Albion offers a small secondary NSP service which operates under the NSW NSP Guidelines. Albion provides free basic sterile injecting equipment for people who inject drugs (IDU).

 

How does it work?

If you wish to collect new injecting equipment please speak to reception. You will be asked to take a numbered card to make sure that NSP clients are seen in the correct order.

A health care worker will see you in a private room and give you the injecting equipment you need. Advice about health issues such as vein care can also be given.

Used injecting equipment can be returned to the NSP for safe disposal, but these must be in a sealed container designed for that purpose.

HIV and hepatitis testing or nutritional advice and supplements are available. These services normally need an appointment.

 

What we can’t do

Albion is not part of the Methadone program and does not offer rehabilitation facilities for clients wishing to reduce their drug use, although we can refer you to appropriate services.

Clients must not inject drugs on the premises. People who wish to inject in a safe environment can use the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre located at Kings Cross.

 

Other Access Options.

NUAA also offers a Needle and Syringe program and is located at 345 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

A dispensing machine is also available next to the entrance of NUAA.