Injection Drug Use
People Who Inject Drugs
Anyone who has a history of injection drug use, even if it was only once years ago, may be at risk for hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases.
The Snohomish County Health Department offers a number of free services to help people who inject drugs (PWID) and their friends and families, including:
- Education and testing for hepatitis C (HCV)
- Harm reduction education
- Targeted counseling
- Overdose prevention information and resources
Sound Pathways Syringe Services Program
The Sound Pathways Syringe Services Program is a community-based, public health program that provides critical services ot people who inject drugs. This is a multifaceted program that serves many needs including:
- Community outreach
- Syringe exchange
- Clean injection supplies
- Naloxone training and distribution
- Safe syringe disposal
- Wound care and safer sex supplies
- HIV and Hepatitis C testing and referrals
- Detox treatment referrals
- Distribution of care kits for people experiencing homelessness
- Referrals to additional community resources
The Snohomish County Health Department's Viral Hepatitis Outreach Program staff participate in the syringe exchange to offer the following services:
- Free hepatitis C testing and harm reduction education
- Free HIV testing and harm reduction education
- Referrals to hepatitis C and HIV medical treatment
Please call the Viral Hepatitis Outreach Program at 425-339-8620 for more information.
Sound Pathways Syringe Services Program provides both onsite services in Everett and outreach services throughout Snohomish County.
Onsite services at:
1625 E Marine View Drive, Suite 4
Everett, WA, 98201
Everett Marine View Drive hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Mobile outreach is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. For details on times and locations, please visit the Sounds Pathways Syringe Services Facebook page.