AIDs Action Committee: Access Program

Filed Under: Physical and Mental Health, Substance Use

As one of several state-sanctioned and state-funded syringe exchange programs in Massachusetts, AIDS Action’s Access: Drug User Health Program distributes and exchanges syringes to people who inject drugs (PWID). Access: Drug User Health Program is one of the state’s pilot sites for the distribution of Narcan, a nasal spray provided to IDUs and their network of supportive family and friends to reverse potentially fatal overdoses.

The program also operates a drop-in center where members can access:

  • Risk reduction supplies, such as crack kits, safer injection supplies, and condoms.
  • Periodic risk reduction counseling—both group and individual services.
  • Information and referrals to medical, substance use, and other social service providers.

Offered both at the exchange and on outreach.
You can schedule a test by calling 857-313-6800 or walk in during exchange hours.

Andrew and Alewife Stations, Egleston, Jackson, Porter and Davis Squares, and Malden. Call or text 617-470-0994 with any questions or to find out where our outreach team is today.

Medical Clinic
Come see Dr. Fleming for wound care, HIV/HCV/STI treatment, MAT services and more, or meet with our Public Health Nursing Team

  • Dr. Fleming: Wednesdays and Fridays 9 am-12:00 pm
  • Nursing: Every day, during our walk-in exchange hours

Behavioral Health
Come to the exchange to talk with a Behavioral Health Clinician by appointment or walk-ins. Walk-ins available Wednesdays (9am – 12pm, 1 – 4pm), Thursdays (9am – 12pm) and Fridays (9am – 12pm, 1 – 4pm).

Service hours

Exchange Hours
Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-12 pm

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 12, 2023


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