Tacoma Needle Exchange

Dave Purchase Project

(The Needle Exchange, TNE)

Our syringe exchange services began in 1988. Our founder, Dave Purchase, decided that he was going to help our community address the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic by providing new injection supplies to drug users, with the understanding that when a person uses a new syringe and injection supplies, they minimize the risks of contracting blood borne viruses associated with drug use. Additionally, Dave found that by providing these services to community members, he was able to build a level of trust, which allowed him to engage in deeper conversations with participants about their drug use, sex practices, and other issues. We continue today to provide services using Dave’s model, asking that our participants do their best to bring their used injection supplies to the exchange sites to receive new ones.

  • Case Management/Coordinated Care
  • Community Trainings/Education
  • Delivery Services
  • Fentanyl Test Strips/Education
  • Hepatitis testing/Education
  • HIV testing/Education
  • LGBTQ Services
  • MAT Education/Referrals
  • Naloxone Distribution/Overdose Ed.
  • Safe Sex Items
  • Syringe Services
  • Wound Care Services

535 DockSt
Tacoma, WA 98402 US

Hours

Central Tacoma Location:

The Corner of 14th and G Street in Tacoma, WA 98405

Monday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Friday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

 

Pierce-County Health Department Parking Lot:

3629 South D Street in Tacoma, WA 98418

Monday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

 

Every Saturday Puyallup Tribal Exchange:

East Portland Ave. and East Wright Ave. Tacoma, WA 98404

11:00am to 2:00pm 

(253) 381-5229
(253) 334-9576
hanna@nasen.org
laura@nasen.org
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