Needle Exchange

Health and Healing

Outside In’s Injection Drug Users Health Services (IDUHS) promotes health and healing for people who are using injection drugs. This program is guided by a harm reduction model, where everyone deserves respect and is a valued member of the community. We serve nearly 5,000 people who exchange over 1 million syringes each year. Additionally, we provide overdose prevention trainings and distribute naloxone. In the last 5 years, we have had over 2,000 overdose reversal reports through our IDUHS program.

Who is eligible

All Adults 18+

Contact

503.535.3826
HavenW@OutsideIn.org

Cost

Free

Downtown Portland Location

1219 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503.535.3826

Monday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Clackamas Service Center Location

8800 SE 80th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
Phone: 503.535.3826

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oregon City Location

700 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503.535.3826

Monday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Who is eligible

All Adults 18+

Contact

503.535.3826
HavenW@OutsideIn.org

Cost

Free

Downtown Portland Location

1219 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503.535.3826

Monday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Clackamas Service Center Location

8800 SE 80th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
Phone: 503.535.3826

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oregon City Location

700 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503.535.3826

Monday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Services We Provide

  • Syringe Exchange
  • HIV and Hepatitis C testing
  • Safer sex supplies
  • Overdose prevention & naloxone training
  • Fentanyl Testing
  • Referrals to health care & drug treatment
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Safe needle disposal
  • Vein Care Education
  • OHP Enrollment

In 1989, Outside In became the third agency in the U.S. to offer syringe exchange services.

Today, Outside In’s Injection Drug Users Health Services (IDUHS) continues to promote health and healing for people who are using injection drugs. This comprehensive, evidence-based program is guided by a harm reduction model, where everyone deserves respect and is a valued member of the community. The IDUHS team succeeds by building therapeutic relationships and delivering compassionate care to all of its clients.

IDUHS supports nearly 5,000 people annually. In fiscal year 2017-18, Outside In exchanged 1,077,953 used needles for clean ones. This vital, public health service greatly reduces the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C.

Naloxone, the antidote to opiate overdoses, is also provided to the people served at Outside In. To date, our dedicated IDUHS team and its clients have reversed nearly 2,000 overdoses and saved lives.

Outside In’s IDUHS provides on demand HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Clients of IDUHS also have easy access to Outside In’s clinic, which offers primary care, medically assisted treatment and addiction and mental health services.

If you would like to speak with someone on our IDUHS team, please call 503.535.3826.

Success Stories

Rei

Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant

Shay

Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.

River

When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.

Anna

If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.

Anthony

As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.

Jason

Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.