Monroe County Syringe Service Program

Monroe County Health Department

The Monroe County Health Department partners with the Indiana Recovery Alliance (IRA) to operate the Monroe County Syringe Service program in Monroe County. In 2015 the Monroe County Health Officer sent a declaration of a local public health emergency to the Commissioners as a part of the process to request a Syringe Service Program (SSP). What is a Syringe Service Program (SSP)? A community based public health program that provides comprehensive harm reduction services such as: -Sterile needles, syringes, and other injection equipment -Safe disposal containers for needles and syringes -HIV and hepatitis testing and linkage to treatment -Education about overdose prevention and safer injection practices -Referral to substance use disorder treatment, including medication assisted treatment (MAT) -Referral to medical, mental health, and social services -Tools to prevent HIV, STDs and viral hepatitis including counseling, condoms and vaccinations

  • Case Management/Coordinated Care
  • Drop-in center
  • Hepatitis testing/Education
  • HIV testing/Education
  • MAT Education/Referrals
  • Naloxone Distribution/Overdose Ed.
  • Syringe Services
  • Wound Care Services

119 West 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404 US


Monroe County Health Department Staff are available during mobile outreach with the Indiana Recovery Alliance at the following locations:

Mondays 12 to 2pm: Shalom Community Center

Wednesdays 12 to 2pm: Crawford Apartments

Fridays 12 to 2pm: Shalom Community Center

Icon: Website (Monroe County Syringe Service Program)