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NECA - STEP Harm Reduction Service

About this service

The centre provides a specialist, free and confidential service to clients over the age of 18, who use/misuse substances including drugs, alcohol and steroids.

The service offers:

  • Open access needle exchange
  • Discreet mobile needle exchange
  • Pharmacy needle exchange information
  • Advice and support including safer injecting advice and overdose awareness
  • Health screenings conducted by the harm reduction nurse on site - including blood testing for liver and kidney function
  • Finger prick testing for Hepatitis B, C & HIV
  • Preventative vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B
  • Sexual Health screenings and advice
  • C Card
  • Advice and support around housing and benefits

Referral (how to access this service)

Walk in during office hours.

Catchment (areas they serve)

South Tyneside


96-98 Fowler Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 1PD
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Opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 9am to 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday – 9am to 6pm
Saturday – 10am to 5.30pm
Bank Holidays (except Christmas Day and New Years Day) – 11am to 2.30pm

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