Alcohol & Other Drug Health Services 2018-05-09T04:59:26+00:00

Alcohol & Other Drug Health Services

St Kilda 24/7 Needle and Syringe Program

The St Kilda 24/7 Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including all Public Holidays for a face to face response. The NSP is a free, confidential and anonymous service providing safe injecting equipment and safe sex products such as needles, syringes, swabs, condoms and disposal containers. The program is staffed by experienced and welcoming harm reduction workers and provides drug, health and other related information, education and referral on request including overdose response education and support to access Naloxone. Educational material on drug and alcohol use, blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections is also available.

St Kilda 24/7 Needle and Syringe Program

Free call: 1800 627 727
Phone: 9536 7703
29 Grey Street, St Kilda 3182
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Access Health

Access Health provides a range of accessible and responsive Primary Health Care and Harm Reduction services to enhance the health and well-being of people who use drugs, people who street-based sex work and people who are experiencing homelessness. Our Services are flexible, free of cost and provided on a ‘drop in’ basis.

Access Health works in partnership with a variety of other organisations to assist you in accessing the specialist services you need under one roof. Our partnerships include Bolton Clarke Homeless Persons Program Nursing, St Vincent’s Community GP, Ngwala Willumbong LTD, Alfred Health Infectious Diseases, Alfred Psychiatry, Prahran Psychology, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and Star Health.

How can we help you?

As you walk in our front door you will be greeted by our professional team of social workers who will assist you to access the right services for you. This may include:

  • Pharmacotherapy (methadone or suboxone)

  • Nursing services including wound care and harm reduction education

  • Hepatitis C testing and treatment

  • Free Naloxone, overdose education and training

  • Sexual health testing and treatment

  • Drug and Alcohol counselling

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care

  • GP’s with specialisation in alcohol and drug, mental health general practice

  • Podiatry and Physiotherapy

  • Access to Psychology

  • Support to manage your health care

Access Health

Free call: 1800 627 727
Phone: 9536 7780
31 Grey Street, St Kilda 3182
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

OUR PROGRAMS

St Kilda 24/7 Needle and Syringe Program

A free, confidential and anonymous service providing safe injecting and safe sex products such as needles, syringes, swabs, condoms and disposal containers.

Overdose Education and Free Naloxone

Drop in any time and be trained in how to respond to overdose. Using the Community Overdose Promotion and Education (COPE) model our team can train you and your friends and family in how to response to overdose. At the end of your training you will be provided an overdose response kit and Naloxone – the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication.

Drop in services

Access Health drop in services for people who use drugs, people who street-based sex work and people who are experiencing homelessness include: nurses, GPs, Hep C specialists, ATSI Health Workers, sexual health nurses, podiatrists, physiotherapists and drug and alcohol workers. Speak to our team about how you may be able to access Psychology and Psychiatry services.

Groups

Women’ Group a safe space for all self-identifying women to gather while waiting to see sexual health nurse, GPs and nurses. Health education and information is provided.

Our Space Drug and Alcohol Group a space for you to speak about harm reduction, and access to counselling, detox and rehabilitation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Ask to speak to our First People’s Worker or our Aboriginal Health Outreach Worker. Drop in and see one of our doctors or nurses who can support you to get the support you need. Join us each fortnight for ‘Food Share’, a local BBQ for ATSI People to have some food, chat to a nurse and speak about health.

Showers

Access to showers, towels and toiletries Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. Just drop in and ask our front of house team.