A Bloodborne Infectious Disease Prevention Program
- The Safe Point program provides clean needles and education about the risks of sharing needles to reduce disease. The goal of the program is to reduce the risk of contracting Hepatitis and HIV.
- Clean needles are a way to educate participants and encourage them to seek treatment and/or assist them in navigating the medical or mental health systems during their road to recovery.
- No local tax dollars are used to purchase needles.
- The program is held on Thursdays, 12:00-4:00 pm. Vaccinations, links to housing and employment may be provided during interactions.
- Through this program, staff is building relationships that allow us to understand how addiction is impacting this community. Used needles are being disposed of safely and appropriately, participants are being vaccinated, and educated on disease prevention.
Visit the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and ask for the Safe Point Program.
205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701