Disease Control & Prevention
SYRINGE services program

It is estimated that a person who injects drugs injects about 1,000 times a year. This adds up to millions of injections in our community, creating an enormous need for reliable sources of sterile syringes. The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Syringe Services Program (SSP) provides a way for people who inject drugs (PWIDs) who continue to inject to safely dispose of used syringes and to obtain sterile syringes at no cost. The department SSP provides a range of related prevention and care services that are vital to helping PWIDs reduce their risks of acquiring and transmitting blood-borne infections as well as maintain and improve their overall health.

The Syringe Services Program offers a 1-for-1 exchange of syringes at offsite locations in an effort to stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis.

Other Services

  • Condom distribution to prevent sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
  • Referrals to substance abuse treatment and other medical and social services.
  • Overdose response training and naloxone administration training. Injectable (vial and syringes) naloxone is provided.
  • Nasal Narcan spray may be obtained at most pharmacies. Medicaid and most commercial health insurance plans cover at least one form of Narcan. Coverage and co-pays vary widely. Best to call ahead to confirm product availability, cost and insurance coverage.

Syringe Services Schedule


Tuesdays  12:00PM - 4:45PM - Syringe Services
Note:  Service will not be available after 4:45PM.  Visitors will be asked to return the next day of operation.
Mobile Syringe Services for outlying areas of Thurston County.  By appointment only.  Please call (360) 490-9155 for more details and to schedule an appointment.
12:00PM - 4:45PM - Syringe Services*
Note:  Service will not be available after 4:45PM.  Visitors will be asked to return the next day of operation.
The Syringe Services is closed during all major holidays. For more information, please call (360) 867-2500.



SYRINGE services location

1000 Cherry St SE
Olympia WA 98501

*Entrance at Back Door

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Syringe Services Closure

Syringe Services will be closed on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019, and mobile services will not be available on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019.


24 Hour Information Line:
(360) 709-3298

Department of Health:

Washington Recovery Help Line Line
(24 hour Crisis Help and Referral)

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Syringe Services Coordinator

John Abplanalp

(360) 867-2698


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