Hepatitis ACT Needle and Syringe Program

Hepatitis ACT operate a secondary Needle and Syringe Program. Hepatitis ACT is a community organisation providing hepatitis prevention education and training, health promotion activities, workforce development, peer support, referral and advocacy service.

Operating hours

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Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wait time

Contact the service for more information

After hours support

No

Description

Hepatitis ACT work in partnership with individuals and the broader community to reduce transmission of hepatitis and support people living with hepatitis to access the services and supports they need. Hepatitis ACT operates a secondary needle and syringe program (NSP) outlet from their premises (opposite O’Connor shops). People seeking NSP services are able to also access a range of hepatitis information, resources and support. Hepatitis ACT is funded by various sources, including ACT Health to deliver information and promote health awareness related to viral hepatitis, liver health and liver diseases.

Hepatitis ACT operates a secondary Needle and Syringe Program (NSP), distributing sterile injecting equipment to people who inject drugs. Distributed equipment includes: 4 packs, 8 packs, 25 packs, water, syringes, cotton wool and disposal containers. Hepatitis ACT is focused on  providing the following services:  information and education of hepatitis, training and workforce development, health promotion, harm reduction services, resources distribution, hepatitis C testing, support, advocacy and referral.

In-house testing for hepatitis C under the point of care testing (POCT) program is available . It is a very minimally invasive finger prick test which gives you a result in  an hour.

GP consultations, script distribution and ongoing support for people who have tested positive to hepatitis C is available.

Contact the service for more information or go to www.hepatitisact.com.au to find out more.

Age range eligibility

18-25 year old
26 +

Documentation

No referral required (i.e., can self-refer)

Treatment type

Needle and syringe program

Harm reduction initiatives

Provide sterile injecting equipment

Treatment duration

N/A

Treatment goal

Harm reduction
Hepatitis C testing and treatment

Delivery mode

Drop in, no appointment required

ACT and NSW residents

Accepts ACT residents
Accepts NSW residents

Disability access

Accessible toilets
Accessible lifts
Accessible doorways
Accessible parking

Phones permitted

N/A

Smoking permitted

N/A

Fees

No fees
There is no additional information for this service.
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Hotline

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

1800 250 015

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