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

​​The Center for Harm Reduction Se​rvices 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 April 2024​​, there are 27​​​ active SSPs throughout the state of Maryland. ​

SSP Guide: Hours & Locations (updated April 2024)​​

​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.​​​​
​Page content last checked June 25, 2024.