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    What is LifePoint?

    Is a needle exchange program supported by the Pima County Health Department and provided in collaboration with COPE Community Services.

    Services we offer

    • Rapid HIV & Hep C Testing
    • Methadone and Suboxone information
    • Needle Bank
    • Referrals for HIV Medical Care

    What is the purpose of LifePoint?

    LifePoint Needle Exchange Programs is set up to provide: A non-judgmental program that promotes the safety of injectors. The exchange of used syringes for clean syringes to promote safer injecting practices. A venue for safe testing services. To assist in reducing the spread of HIV, HEP C and other blood borne diseases. Provide referrals for other services and treatment options

    What can a person expect at LifePoint?

    A syringe exchange program that provides a clean syringe for each used syringe you bring in. Alcohol wipes, cotton, and other safe injecting supplies. (supplies may vary due to funding) There is a one time registration form. Names and any other identifying information are protected by HIPAA laws and County regulations.

    Can I be arrested by going to LifePoint?

    Paraphernalia laws are still enforced by the  police. Police have agreed to stay away from the needle exchange program as long as it does not cause problems. We strongly discourage people from having drugs on them when they come to the  exchange or from injecting near the program. We have been running since Dec. 1996 and so far, things have gone very well.

    Positive Changes

    • Don’t share needles, cotton, or cookers.
    • Wash your hands before handling works.
    • Use a new needle every time.
    • Drink lots of water. It’s good for your veins.
    • Use clean water for cooking.
    • Cotton from cigarettes can cause abscesses.
    • Use clean cotton.
    • Wipe skin with alcohol pads before injecting this helps prevent abscesses.

    LifePoint locations - please note dates & times vary by location 

    Location (click clinic name for hours) Address Phone line
    Theresa Lee Public Health Center 1493 W. Commerce Court, Tucson, AZ 85745
    *Use west-side door for entrance to
    Preparedness, Surveillance & Investigation
    East Clinic 6920 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710, Suite B
    North Clinic 3550 N. 1st Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705  520-724-2880 
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    3950 S. Country Club Road
    Ste. 100
    Tucson, AZ 85714

    (520) 724-7770

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