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Thurston County, Washington

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Public Health and Social Services

The Thurston County Drug User Health Program (previously known as Syringe Services Program) is a legal, non-judgmental, confidential place to exchange syringes and get harm reduction supplies and referrals to other resources to stay safe and healthy.

The Drug User Health Program provides a way for people who use drugs to safely dispose of used syringes and obtain sterile syringes at no cost. The program provides prevention and care services that reduce risk for acquiring and transmitting bloodborne infections. The program also provides education and supplies to respond to opioid and stimulant drug overdose, as well as testing and peer support to improve overall health. 

Drug User Health Programs aid in the public health goals of reducing HIV and hepatitis C infection rates and increase use of the life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone and substance use treatment participation. 

Other services include:

  • Condom distribution to prevent sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Overdose education and naloxone administration training.
  • HIV testing, hepatitis C testing, and care navigation services.
  • Peer support.
  • Referrals to substance use treatment and other medical and social services.

For more information about the Drug User Health Program, call 360-490-9155.

Use "Sharp Thinking" when handling a syringe or lancet. Follow these steps on how to properly dispose of stray syringes.


1000 Cherry Street SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Entrance at Back Door

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12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Drug User Health Program 


Mobile services are by appointment only and are for areas of Thurston County outside of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. Call 360-490-9155 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Drug User Health Program 


Drug User Health Program is closed during all major holidays.