When & Where:
The Franklin County Syringe Exchange Program is OPEN
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Franklin County Health Department Clinic
100 Glenns Creek Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
What do we want to know?
Participants in the Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) receive an Identification Card that includes a letter from your name, possibly your initials, and a specific number in order to self-identify in the program.
We WANT to know:
- What drug or drugs you are using,
- How often you are using,
- If you share your syringe,
- If you have just been released from the jail or hospital
- If you would like referral to treatment.
We DO NOT want to know:
- Your name
- Where you live
What to expect
When you arrive at the Syringe Exchange Program, you will be provided:
- SAFE disposal of used needles
- Identification Card
- Sharps Container for used needles
- Supply of NEW CLEAN needles
- Prevention Education Materials
ANONYMOUS & CONFIDENTIAL
The SEP is anonymous and confidential. Your information will not be released to ANYONE.
We want you to trust us and know that this is a safe environment.
DID YOU KNOW:
70-80% of people living with Hepatitis C do not show any symptoms.
1 in 5 people infected with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected?
Sharing needles, syringes, and other drug injection equipment is the second leading cause of HIV infections in the United States.
We will offer you FREE confidential HEP C & HIV testing during your visit. If you have never been tested, please take advantage of this opportunity.