Health Equity Alliance

Health Equity Alliance

(HEAL, Downeast AIDS Project)

The Health Equity Alliance (HEAL) is a non-profit agency providing direct service and advocating on behalf of Maine's LGBTQ+ community, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people who use drugs. HEAL's Bangor, Ellsworth, and Machias locations offer new, sterile needles in exchange for used needles. This exchange service helps to stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C and provide a safe means of disposal for used needles. The program is anonymous and discrete (so, no need to bring an ID), and registering for the program takes only a few minutes!

  • Case Management/Coordinated Care
  • Community Trainings/Education
  • Hepatitis testing/Education
  • HIV testing/Education
  • MAT Education/Referrals
  • Naloxone Distribution/Overdose Ed.
  • Syringe Services

5 LongLn
Ellsworth, ME 04605 US


Please call prior to coming into a location for services


Bangor Location

Monday Through Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

(207) 990-3626

304 Hancock Street, Suite #3B


Ellsworth Location

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Tuesdays: 8:30am to 3:00pm

(207) 667-3506

5 Long Lane


Machias Location

Tuesdays: 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Fridays: 10:00am to 1:00pm

(207) 255-5849

7 VIP Drive


Belfast Location

Tuesdays: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Fridays: 2:00pm to 7:00pm 

or by appointment only

147 Waldo Ave

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