Buyers Club (BC): The Buyers Club is a purchasing network that uses co-operative buying power to acquire the lowest harm reduction supply prices for SSPs.
Dave Purchase Memorial Syringe Exchange Survey: NASEN collaborates with the Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC) to conduct the biennial Dave Purchase Memorial Syringe Exchange Survey, the most comprehensive national survey of SSPs.
Program Support Packages: When possible NASEN provides program support packages (PSPs), These packages are intended to support newly emerging syringe service programs or resource-lacking programs with the very basic of harm reduction supplies to assist in the beginning stages of developing their programs.
Short-Term Credit: NASEN may provide discretionary short-term credit when an SSP is waiting for a grant award letter, or when a program is struggling with funding so it is not forced to curtail or cease operations.
U.S. Syringe Exchange Directory: The purpose of NASEN's U.S. Syringe Exchange Directory is to facilitate communication and networking among SSPs. This directory is not, nor is it intended to be, a comprehensive listing of all SSPs in the U.S.
Due to the community spread of COVID-19, our services have been modified. Please be aware that our staffing and operations may be occasionally impacted. We value your business and will respond to inquiries and issues as quickly as we can and we appreciate your patience while we work through this ever changing situation.
Please be aware that global demand for certain products has increased dramatically due to the COVID-19 virus. As a result of this increase, the following items have either gone on long-term backorder, or are currently on allocation at the request of the U.S. Federal Government:
If you have questions about product availability please contact us via email at Buyersclub@nasen.org or call us directly at (253) 213-3221
Please be aware: Any address changes can take 1 to 2 weeks to become effective. Please alert our team of address changes as soon as possible to ensure deliveries get to you.
As of March 4th, 2020 McKesson has initiated a Safe Zone Delivery Protocol for all deliveries due to COVID-19. If you receive items through McKesson please be mindful of the new Safe Zone Protocol for all deliveries.
Please click the link below to download our current catalog(s) of available supplies. Please note: pricing is not posted on our website as it is specific for our customers only. Thank you for your understanding.
What is the Buyers Club?
Who operates the Buyers Club?
What supplies are available through the Buyers Club?
How do I join the Buyers Club?
Is there a fee associated with joining the Buyers Club?
How do I know if my Buyers Club application was received?
How can I contact a Buyers Club Team Member?
How do I place an order?
Can you provide tracking for my order(s)?
What should I include in my order?
Please include the following in your order:
What is the Clearinghouse?
The California Syringe Exchange Supply Clearinghouse was established in 2016, following the passage of a bill that authorized funding for the establishment of a Clearinghouse to help California SEPs enhance the health and wellness of people who inject drugs. The Clearinghouse aims to increase the organizational stability of California SEPs by ensuring access to a baseline level of supplies for authorized SEPs.
Who operates the Clearinghouse?
The Clearinghouse is operated by the North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN), in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Infectious Diseases (CID), Office of AIDS (OA).
NASEN is a Purchase Project, operated by Dave Purchase Project. Dave Purchase Project also operates a syringe exchange program in Pierce County, WA: Tacoma Needle Exchange.
For more information about NASEN, see here [link to NASEN about page, TBA]. For more information about Dave Purchase Project, see here [link to DPP about page, TBA]. For more information about OA’s harm reduction work see here.
What supplies are available through the Clearinghouse?
What do I do if I want an item that’s not on the list?
Email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org the item and a short description of why that particular item is important to your participants or staff. We compile feedback and review it before each catalog revision.
If you have a separate source of funds, you can also purchase the item through the NASEN Buyers Club by emailing email@example.com. They will send your program a separate invoice.
The Clearinghouse allows programs to provide a standing order, which means that you receive the same order at specified intervals, commonly every month. Programs can also order on an as-needed basis.
If you want to submit or adjust a standing order, you must fill out the order form with your product preferences, address, order frequency etc., and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "[Your Program Name] standing order adjustment". To place a supplemental order, please fill out the order form with your order information and email it to email@example.com.
Please put any special instructions in the body of your email.
What do programs in California have to do to be eligible for the Clearinghouse?
CDPH has a set of guidelines for programs in the Clearinghouse, available here.
I need more information about syringe exchange programs in California.
CDPH has a produced an overview of the project, available here.
How can I find an SEP in California?
A map of SEPs in California is available here.