Community Health Nursing - Needle Syringe Program
|Telephone||Melton Health: 9747 7600 |
Bacchus Marsh & Melton Regional Hospital: 5367 9195
|Contact||Community Health Nurses, or administration staff.|
Melton Health (9.00 am -10.00 p.m. x 7 days per week)
Urgent Care Clinic (24 hr access x 7 days per week)
|Service Description|| |
The confidential Needle and Syringe Program offers free injecting equipment (syringes, needles, swabs, containers) and safe retrieval of used equipment.
Prepared packs (with 5 syringes) are available at the front desks, by the administration staff. Other requests are dealt with by the Duty Worker or the Community Health Nurse including for referral.The Community Health Nurse is delivering Safer Behaviour messages and is available for education or support in the community (i.e. retrieval of equipment).
|Eligibility||Any clients presenting.|
|Access hours|| |
24 hour access, 7 days per week.
|Cost to client||Nil|