Syringe Services Program
Harm Reduction Services
Across the tri county area, families have been impacted by substance use disorder and overdose. Syringe Services Programs (SSP) are community-based prevention programs, that provide range of services, including overdose prevention and linkage to care.
- 1 to 1 syringe exchange, maximum 200 syringes
- Male and female condoms
- Disposal of used syringes
- Sharps containers
- Hepatitis C Screening
- Care Coordination
- Substance use disorder information
- Overdose Prevention Training
- Naloxone (Narcan) distribution
- Medication for Opioid Disorder Information and referrals
- Nicotine replacement therapy
- Other referrals upon request
Please note that all Syringe Services and supplies offered at the NETCHD Syringe Services Program (SSP) are FREE to community members without stigma.
Locations and Hours
If you cannot make it during one of the designated times, please call to make an appointment and we will do our best to accommodate the request.
147 N. Clark Ave Ste 1, Republic WA
605 Hwy 20, Newport WA
240 E. Dominion, Colville WA
Please check out our Washington State SSP Directory for a full list of service locations
Naloxone (Narcan) is an opioid overdose reversal medication used to reverse an opioid-induced overdose. NETCHD provides FREE Narcan to community members who are at risk of a possible overdose, live with someone at risk, and/or work or volunteer with populations at risk for overdose.
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has noticed an increase in public schools requesting naloxone. Section 39.2.C of SB 5380, passed in 2019, requires school districts with 2,000 or more students to have naloxone on site at each of its high schools. DOH’s understanding is that Emergent BioSolutions (makers of NARCAN) had renewed filling requests through their Free Naloxone for Schools and Libraries Program. Naloxone requests through this can be done from this site, however it is currently a waiting list. Local schools can purchase naloxone directly from pharmacies or medical suppliers. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DOH naloxone program at: email@example.com or Northeast Tri County Health District.
In WA State, anyone trying to help in a medical emergency is generally protected from civil liabilities by RCW 4.24.300. WA State’s 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Law RCW 69.50.315 gives additional, specific protections against drug possession charges:
- If you seek medical assistance in a drug-related overdose, you cannot be prosecuted for drug possession.
- The overdose victim is also protected from drug possession charges.
- Anyone in WA State who might have or witness an opioid overdose is allowed to carry and administer naloxone. (RCW 69.41.095)
If you need to dispose of used Syringes unrelated to the SSP program. Please contact us at 509-684-2262
Services are available for community members at all three NETCHD locations.
Syringe Disposal Kits
If you find used syringes in the community, please do not pick them up without the appropriate equipment. We provide FREE single syringe disposal kits for safe disposal upon request.
- Harm Reduction
- HIV and Injection Drug Use
- How to Use Narcan
- Stop Overdose
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
- Washington State Legislature Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
- WAPC Exposure Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Confronting the Opioid Crisis Facing Rural Washington
- Drug Facts (PDF)
- Drug Policy Facts
- Opioid Trends Across Washington State
- Washington State Syringe Exchange Health Survey: 2021 (PDF)
Safe Medication Return-Disposal Sites
Safe Medication Return is funded by manufactures of covered drugs and implemented by program operators according to plans approved by the Department of Health. Program operators must adhere to chapter 69.48 RCW, chapter 246-480 WAC.
Safe Medication Return approved program operators are currently working on a single website and single toll-free number. In the meantime, they each have their own website and phone number:
Medicine Kiosks Locations
Providence Mount Carmel Hospital
982 E Columbia Ave, Colville, WA 99114
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital
500 E Webster Ave, Chewelah, WA 99109
102 E Main Ave, Chewelah, WA 99109
Kettle Falls Pharmacy
280 West 3rd Ave, Kettle Falls, WA 99141
Akers United Drug
406 N Park St, Chewelah, WA 99109
Republic Drug Store
6 N Clark Ave, Republic, WA 99166
Ferry County Memorial Hospital
36 N Klondike Rd, Republic, WA 99166
336 S Washington Ave, Newport, WA 99156
Newport Police Department
200 S Washington Ave, Newport, WA 99156
Mail-Back Package Distribution Locations
Northeast Tri County Health District:
240 E Dominion Ave, Colville, WA 99114
147 N Clark Ave, Ste 1, Republic, WA 99166
605 Hwy 20, Newport, WA 99156
116 S Washington Ave, Newport, WA 99156
Metaline Town Hall
101 Housing Rd, Metaline, WA 99152
Metaline Falls Branch Library
302 Park St, Metaline Falls, WA 99153
Ione Public Library
210 Blackwell St #1, Ione, WA 99139
Calispel Valley Library
107 S 1st Ave, Cusick, WA 99119