Mendocino County AIDS Viral Hepatitis Network

MCAVHN

With a harm reduction philosophy, the MCAVHN syringe exchange program seeks to reduce the spread of HIV/HCV among persons who share drug equipment (works, cookers, syringes, cotton, etc), and reduce overdose deaths. Syringes can be exchanged through a variety of trained volunteers throughout the county. Syringes are also available at the Ukiah office at 148 Clara Ave. MCAVHN also provides training on overdose and overdose prevention among injection drug users. The training focuses on the skills of persons who inject drugs and how to reduce overdoses and overdose deaths. The program also supplies Narcan (naloxone), a proven antidote for heroin and other opiate drugs derived from or resembling opium. Used in the US since 1965, Narcan, unlike some antidotes, has no effects on its own. It only reverses the effects of opiates for about an hour. This means injecting Narcan into a vein or muscle can take away the opiate part of the overdose within minutes and restore the person's breathing and consciousness.

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

148 ClaraAve
Ukiah, CA 95482 US

Hours

Monday: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Friday: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Please note we do accept appointments Monday-Friday 1:00pm to 5:00pm, please call to schedule.

(707) 462-1932
(707) 621-1072
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