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Contact Matt Zerilli, PORCH Manager, regarding our SSA. or 231.633.5401

What is Safe Syringe Access?

SSA's are community-based programs that provide access to sterile needles and syringes, facilitate safe disposal of used syringes, and provide and link to other important services and programs such as:

  • Referral to substance use disorder treatment programs.

  • Screening, care, and treatment for viral hepatitis and HIV.

  • Education about overdose prevention and safer injection practices.

  • Vaccinations, including those for hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

  • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Naloxone distribution and education.

  • Referral to social, mental health, and other medical services