Columbus – Safe Point
Safe Point is a comprehensive harm reduction model to educate the community about safer drug use and fight the spread of infectious disease.
Safe Point participants have access to the following services:
- Syringe exchange and safer injection use education
- HIV/STI/Hepatitis C testing and linkage to care
- Primary medical care
- Drug intervention treatment referrals & counseling
- Overdose prevention education
- PrEP referrals
- 22G syringes for the trans community
We will only see the first 60 participants each day. Some services may not be available at every session. Please contact us to confirm specifics.
Safe Point will be closed on Saturday, Dec 26th & Saturday, Jan 2nd.
Safe Point is a legal program operated by Equitas Health with support from Columbus Public Health.
1267 W. Broad St.Columbus Ohio, 43222
Office HoursTuesday 4 PM - 8 PMWednesday 4 PM - 8 PMSaturday 9 AM - 1 PM
Testing TimesHIV/HEP C/STI Testing not offered at this time. Please make an appointment at our Clintonville office for testing.
With support from Columbus Public Health, Equitas Health’s harm reduction program, called Safe Point, offers needle exchange services, overdose prevention education, HIV/STI and Hep C testing, and referrals to addiction treatment. Safe Point is a judgement-free program that exists to reduce the harm caused by the opioid epidemic.
Experts believe up to 90 percent of new HIV infections could be stopped with the proper care and treatment. Likewise, the majority of STIs can be easily prevented, thus halting the spread. That’s why prevention is a big part of Equitas Health’s HIV and STI strategy, and that starts with getting tested.