AHOPE: Boston Public Health Commission

AHOPE: Boston Public Health Commission  |  Boston, MA

AKA: Access, Harm Reduction, Overdose Prevention and Education


AHOPE is a harm reduction and needle exchange site providing a range of service to active injection drug users, including: Integrated HIV, Hepatitis, and STI testing. Free legal, and anonymous needle exchange. Supported referrals to HIV, Hepatitis, and STI treatment. Overdose prevention education and training. Risk reduction supplies to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C infection. Risk reduction counseling, supported referrals to all modalities of substance abuse treatment. AHOPE services are available at the walk-in center at 774 Albany Street and through mobile van and outreach sites around Boston.


  • Delivery Services
  • Drop-in center
  • Hepatitis testing/Education
  • HIV testing/Education
  • MAT Education/Referrals
  • Naloxone Distribution/Overdose Ed.
  • Syringe Services


774 Albany St
1st Floor
Boston, MA 02118

(617) 534-3976
(617) 592-7828




Monday: 7:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Tuesday: 7:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday: 7:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Thursday: 7:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm 

Friday: 7:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

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