Syringe Exchange


RAAN offers syringe exchange services in our Duluth and Mankato offices. Duluth staff also have a twice a month outreach location in Virginia, MN.

Syringe Services Programs provide sterile injection supplies to injection drug users (IDU’s) in Northeastern & Southeastern Minnesota. Equipment provided includes; clean syringes, tourniquets, cottons, cookers, sterile water, alcohol wipes and antibiotics.  These locations also provide disposal of used syringes in compliance with federal and state biohazard requirements.

These harm reduction programs are testing sites for HIV and Hepatitis C with referrals to local infectious disease clinics for confirmatory tests and treatment for reactive results.