The Hyde County Health Department has established a syringe exchange program. The syringe exchange program distributes sterile syringes and encourages the secure disposal of used syringes to reduce sharing, reuse, and public safety risks. Using a sterile syringe for each injection can prevent infections, abscesses and the transmission of hepatitis C and HIV. The program also provides condoms and naloxone. They will also help participants access other medical and social services, including treatment for substance abuse, mental health conditions, and testing for HIV and Hepatitis C. To sign up for the program call or text 252-542-0196.