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    ​​​​​​​​​​Syringe Services Program (SSP)​

    ​​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. 

    Find a SSP Near You

    As of May​ 2023​​, there are 22​​​ active SSPs throughout the state of Maryland. 

    SSP Guide: Hours & Locations (updated May 2023)​​

    ​Click o​n the icon in the top left of the map to view details.​​​

    SSP Resources

    All SSPs provide the following (either on-site or referral):

    • 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)​

    How to Become a Syringe Services Program

    Programs seeking ​approval to operate a​​ 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​.​

    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.​​

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

    A 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.​​​