Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
Public Health Department
Santa Cruz County Syringe Services Program --


  Exchange Schedule/Sites

1080 Emeline Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8am - 12pm
Tuesday: 5pm - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm

Please use north entrance of Building D
(see map)


9 Crestview Ave.
Watsonville, CA. 95076
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 11:30am and 5:30pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 11:30am and 5:30pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:30 pm
Please use Crestview Dr. side entrance of building A
(see map)

Both exchange locations are closed County holidays.

For Information
About SSP Program

(831) 454-2437


Public Sharps Disposal Kiosks - disposal kiosks are located in three locations in Santa Cruz County

What to do it you find needles in the community?
If you have found syringes in the unincorporated area of the community first determine if they are located in a place where they present a threat to public safety. If so, call 911, and the Sheriff’s office will be dispatched.

If no threat to public safety, please call the Department of Public Works at 454-2160 to report the finding and request removal.

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Program Description

Effective April 30, 2013 the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (HSA) began administering the Syringe Services Program (SSP). The primary goal of the SSP is to work in partnership with the community to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases associated with injection drug use and to address the community's concern regarding improperly discarded syringes.

Questions and Answers

In the interest of transparency and full disclosure regarding HSA’s Syringe Exchange Program, the Public Health Department has put together these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Information Resources

Data, Reports & Updates

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(Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency)


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