How to Access Clean Needles in Vermont

Sterile syringes are available at pharmacies throughout Vermont without a prescription. Syringes cost approximately 50 cents per syringe, or approximately $4.00 for a box of 10 (estimate only). 

Syringe Exchange Programs (SEP) are located in several communities around the state. Possession of needles and syringes as part of a SEP is not in violation of Vermont’s paraphernalia law. 

Syringe exchange in these locations is free, legal, and anonymous. 

Scheduals & Information

HowardCenter Safe Recovery / Green Mountain Needle Co-op

Safe Recovery Support and Education
45 Clarke Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Hours: Monday -Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (closed 12-1)
Tel: 802-488-6067

Vermont CARES

Rutland Syringe Exchange
1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, Suite 310
Rutland, VT 05701
Hours: Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm
Tel: 802-775-5884

St. Johnsbury Needle Exchange
1091 Hospital Drive
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Hours: Monday and Thursday 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Tel: 802-748-9061

HIV/HCV Resource Center (formerly ACORN)

SEP through the Good Neighbor Clinic
70 North Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont
Tel: 800-816-2220 or 603-448-8887

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About Syringe Exchange Operation

Department of Health Guidelines

Vermont Statutes Related to Syringe Exchange Programs

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