Syringe Service Programs

Sterile syringes are available at pharmacies throughout Vermont without a prescription, although individual pharmacists may choose not to sell them. Syringe Service Programs (SSP) make free syringes available in several communities around Vermont. Possession of syringes on the part of SSP clients is not in violation of our state’s paraphernalia law. See below for location and contact information.

Syringe Service Programs during COVID-19

SSP providers continue to deliver this vital service in ways that help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Currently, service delivery varies by site and the hours of operation listed below may not apply. Please call the site, before you go, for information on hours of operation and available supplies. We recommend that you wear a facemask or cloth face covering and maintain a social distance of six feet from others when picking up your supplies.

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont

Brattleboro SSP
15 Grove Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Hours: Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phone: 802-254-4444
Bennington SSP - Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services, Inc. (GBICS) 
121 Depot Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Hours: Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Phone: 802-440-6776

Howard Center Safe Recovery

45 Clarke Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (closed 12-1)
Phone: 802-488-6067

HIV/HCV Resource Center

White River Junction SSP- The Good Neighbor Clinic
70 North Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont
Hours: Walk-Ins: Tuesday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Phone: 800-816-2220 or 603-448-8887

Springfield SSP- Springfield Health Center
100 River St.
Springfield, VT 05156
Hours (Wednesdays Only): Walk-Ins 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phone: 603-448-8887

Vermont CARES

Barre SSP- People’s Health and Wellness Clinic
553 North Main St. #5
Barre, VT 05641
Hours: Mondays Walk-In, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; mobile services available Monday-Friday (call 802-528-1139 to schedule an appointment) 
Phone: 802-345-4601, ext. 4 or 802-528-1139 
Email: or 
Rutland SSP
1 Scale Avenue- Howe Center, Building #18 Suite #103 (In the back parking lot behind the Howe Center)
Rutland, VT 05701
Hours: Wednesday Walk-Ins, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phone: 802-775-5884 or 802-345-4601, ext. 4
St. Johnsbury SSP
1091 Hospital Drive, Suite 1
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Hours: Thursday Walk-Ins, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; office appointments and mobile services available Monday - Friday 
Phone: 802-748-9061 or 802-748-6802

Mobile Services (by county as available)

Serving Franklin, Grand Isle, Addison, Orleans, Lamoille, Essex, Rutland, Caledonia, Orange & Washington counties.
Hours: Available Monday Through Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm by appointment.
Regular Hours for Mobile Services
Saint Albans: Fridays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (call to schedule appointment)
Phone: 802-345-4601 ext. 6 or 802-309-7288 
Newport: Mobile services available Monday - Friday (call to schedule appointment) 
Phone: 802-748-6802 
Morrisville - Betsy Perez Urology (51 Brigham Street, Morrisville): Mondays 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  (no appointment needed); mobile services available Monday - Friday (call to schedule appointment) 
Phone: 802-345-4601 ext. 8 or 802-448-4898

More Information

Vermont Operating Guidelines for Organized Community-based Safer Injection Support Programs

Vermont Statutes Related to Syringe Exchange Programs: