SWAP

Stark Wide Approach to Prevention

Mission Working together to prevent the spread of disease, promote health and protect the public from harm. Vision The leader in advancing population health. Values Quality - Excellence in all we do. Service - Ask, listen and respond to the needs of the community. Equity - Assure access to opportunities for all to maximize health. Trust - Open and transparent in all our actions. SWAP is Stark County’s needle (aka syringe) access program. Created in partnership with CommQuest, OhioCAN Stark, Opiate Task Force and numerous other agencies, SWAP opened in June, 2017 in an effort to decrease blood-borne pathogen transmission among individuals who inject drugs. SWAP is an anonymous program. Each participant is issued a card with a unique code that identifies them as a voluntary participant of the program. The following services are available: 1:1 exchange (1:1 exchange with a maximum exchange of 50 syringes each week.); HIV and Hepatitis C testing (when available); Condoms and safer sex supplies; wound care education; naloxone training and distribution; safer drug use supplies and syringe access; vaccination against Hepatitis A & B (when available); and referrals to substance use and mental health treatment. Participants are asked to bring their used needles for proper disposal. Syringes from SWAP are for the participant’s use only. Clinic hours are Friday afternoons 2p – 4p except for holidays. For more information, please call 330-489-3322.

  • Community Trainings/Education
  • Hepatitis testing/Education
  • HIV testing/Education
  • MAT Education/Referrals
  • Naloxone Distribution/Overdose Ed.
  • Safe Sex Items
  • Syringe Services
  • Wound Care Services

420 Market AveNorth
Canton, OH 44702 US

Hours

Friday: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Please note we are closed all major holidays, please call if you are unsure.

(330) 489-3322
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