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    ​​​​​​​​​​Syringe Services Program

    Entities Seek​​ing Approval to Operate a Syringe Services Program

    ​​​The Center for Harm Reduction Services administers the Maryland Syringe Services Program, reviewing new applications, managing program reporting, issuing program guidance, and providing TA and support to approved programs. 

    Programs seeking ​approval to operate an SSP must apply using the web form linked below. Please read the application guidance document thoroughly before submitting an application.

    Syringe Services Program Application
    Syringe Services Program Application Guidance​​

    For more information about the program, application and requirements, please email mdh.syringeservices@maryland.gov​.​


    ​Approved Syringe Services Programs

    As of January 2023​​, there are 22​​​ active Syringe Services Programs throughout the state of Maryland. 

    SSP Guide: Hours & Locations (updated December 2022)​

    All pro​​grams provide the following services:

    • Distribution and collection of hypodermic needles/syringes
    • Substance related use disorder counseling
    • Treatment and recovery services
    • Case management​​
    • HIV, HCV, and STD testing​​​
    • Linkage to PrEP/PEP
    • Reproductive health education and services
    • Wound care
    • Overdose education
    • Naloxone
    • Fentanyl testing strips
    • On-site housing and access to emergency shelter needs (select sites only)​

    Baltimore City Syringe Litter and Kiosk Evaluation - ​​Phase I

    This July 2022 evaluation written by Andrea Medley, MPH, assesses syringe disposal options in Baltimore City and utilization of an existing syringe disposal kiosk. Read it here.

    ​Standing Advisory Committe​​​e Public Meetings​​

    The Maryland Department of Health Center for Harm Reduction Services​ hold quarterly meetings with the Standing Advisory Committee on Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach. These meetings are open to the public.​​


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    ​Ce​​​nter f​​or Harm Reduction Services Pa​ge​​s​​​

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