Harm reduction distributes supplies that help people stay safe, reduce overdose, and prevent disease.
In 2021, Odyssey House’s Martindale Clinic started a harm reduction program to care for people struggling with substance use. It’s important to us to administer free public health supplies and education to create a healthier community. We’ve distributed approximately 2,000 kits per year, helping thousands of individuals!
Abstinence from drugs and sex is not always possible or realistic – If you or a loved one is not ready to stop using, please come get your free supplies and services to stay safe!
Distributing clean syringes in exchange for used syringes.
Help prevent STIs; such as HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc. Martindale Clinic has STI and pregnancy tests available
Medication that reverses opioid overdose from pills, heroin, fentanyl, etc. Narcan is the name-brand nasal spray, and Martindale Clinic also has generic injection naloxone kits.
Used to quickly test small amounts of drugs like heroin, pills, meth, cocaine, and MDMA, for traces of fentanyl.
Helps wounds by providing antibiotic ointment, gauze, bandages, saline, etc. Medical providers are also available at Martindale Clinic to help with more complicated wound care.
To access harm reduction and syringe exchange services, visit the Martindale Clinic at 743 East 300 South, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Martindale Clinic can be reached at (801) 428-3500. All are welcome!
Yes, we support people accessing supplies on behalf of friends and family. They do not have to be in the clinic for you to obtain supplies.
Alcohol swabs, cotton filters, an aluminum cooker, tourniquet, bandaids, antibiotic ointment, gauze, and cards with Martindale Clinic’s information and referrals to important community resources.
No, you do not have to be a Martindale Clinic patient or be involved with Odyssey House to receive harm reduction services. You can walk in any time from 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday, to access harm reduction and syringe exchange - no need to call ahead, but feel free to ask questions!
You have many other options for syringe exchange! You can visit this website to see other syringe exchange and harm reduction service providers in Utah, which include the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, Andy’s Recovery, Salt Lake Harm Reduction Project, and Soap2Hope.
We have to do a brief enrollment into the program, where we will ask you some questions about demographic information and substance use behaviors. After this, we can provide you with appropriate materials and services tailored to what you request or might need. Future exchanges will be briefer, and we will just ask you for your participant code to give you services.
As frequently as you need! Keep in mind that we limit syringe exchange to 200 syringes per day, per person.
You can come to get whichever supplies you need from us! You do not need to participate in a syringe exchange to get access to any of the other materials.