Needle Exchange

A confidential needle exchange service is available at both the Coops Building in Wigan, 11 Dorning Street, WN1 1HR and Kennedy House, Brunswick Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 2PJ. Please call 01942 487578 for more information.

This service provides:

  • Free sterile injecting equipment
  • Safe disposal of used equipment
  • Safer injecting advice and information.

Staff at the exchange can also assist with advice regarding blood borne viruses including HIV and Hepatitis B and C, and offer pre, and post-test advice and referral for treatment, if necessary.

The following pharmacies also offer a needle exchange service:

Please ensure you call the pharmacy before you attend to check that they have capacity to accept sharps.

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