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Harm reduction

EMERGENCIES: The Health Department DOES NOT provide Narcan for emergency situations. Please call 9-1-1 as soon as possible for situations that require immediate attention, such as a suspected overdose.

The Health Department Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) is a public health harm reduction practice aimed at reducing spread of communicable diseases such as HIV, hepatitis A and hepatitis C.

Syringe Exchange Program

Location and Hours of Operation

SEP operates in the Health Department Clinic during regular clinic hours

Comprehensive list of services provided:

  • Safe disposal of used needles
  • Free confidential testing for HIV and hepatitis C (optional)
  • TB Skin Assessment
  • Vaccinations (hepatitis A)
  • Education about the harms associated with drug use and how to minimize them
  • Counseling and referral to treatment
  • Narcan Distribution

Local Substance Use Disorder Resources

Are you or someone you know in need of local substance abuse addiction resources? Visit Get Help LexDon’t Let Them DieFind Help Now KY, or Grasp Help websites for available resources. Call Kentucky HELP Call Center – 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) to speak with a specialist about treatment options and available resources.

Click here for a list of locations in Jessamine County that offer Narcan.

Download and print the Jessamine County Resource Brochure for a compete list of local substance abuse resources in or around our county. Learn how to safely dispose of sharps, by visiting the Sharps Disposal Fact Sheet.

August 31, 2020 – International Overdose Awareness Day