November 15, 2018

Programs

NHCS promotes fostering safe and healthy communities under our harm reduction mandate.  All services are provided in a safe, confidential, and judgement free environment.

Harm reduction programs offered at NHCS:

  • A fixed Needle Distribution and Disposal site at our Truro office.
  • A Mobile Outreach service in Pictou County every second Wednesday.  The same supplies and services as the fixed site are offered, but mobile outreach meets clients where they are.
  • A Mobile Outreach Service in Cumberland County every second Wednesday.  The same supplies and services as the fixed site are offered , but mobile outreach meets clients where they are.
  • Emergency Bags!  These emergency bags are packaged discreetly, and carry a variety of harm reduction supplies for those with substance use disorders who are unable to reach the office during open hours.  These bags can be picked up from participating pharmacies throughout northern Nova Scotia.
  • Condom Co-op.  NHCS offers free condoms, lube, and dental dams as a part of a harm reduction philosophy.
  • Take Home Naloxone Program.  Located at the main office in Truro Nova Scotia.

 

 

For a complete list of participating pharmacies carrying emergency bags:
Call: 1 (902) 895-0931 or
Call or Text: 1 (902) 956-3965

Services offered at NHCS:

  • Support/treatment information and referrals.
  • Information on STBBI (Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections), testing and referrals.
  • Prevention education.