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                             Welcome to the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department


The Exchange

A free, confiential, and safe needle exchange
Open Fridays, 11am-2pm inside
The Neighborhood, 2516 Carter Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky

Items Given at the Exchange

Each client will receive a white sharps container for used syringes, three latex condoms, information on HIV and Safe Injection Practices.  For the first two (2) visits each client receives 40 syringes, regardless of the amount of used syringes returned. After the 2nd visit, it's a 1 for 1 exchange (1 clean syringe for 1 used syringe) up to 40 syringes.

Confidential Exchange

We strive to protect the privacy of each client. There are three (3) private areas for clients to meet with health department staff.