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The VAN is a confidential service provided in partnership with Hamilton Public Health Services that travels anywhere in Hamilton and is available at a requested meeting spot.

A mobile van will deliver new needles and harm reduction supplies to you upon request. Some of the supplies available on The VAN are:

  • Condoms
  • Lube
  • Safe piercing kits
  • Cookers/spoons
  • 10 packs of 1cc syringes
  • 2 hit kits
  • Ties
  • 10 packs of 28g
  • 10 packs of 26.5g
  • 3ml syringes
  • 1cc syringes
  • Needle tips of different sizes
  • Alcohol swabs/prep pads
  • Sterile water
  • Sharps containers
  • Educational pamphlets and information on things such as vein care, safer injection information, coping with triggers, etc.

If you are looking to contact THE VAN, please call (905) 317-9966.  We do not book through the website.

 

“The VAN” provides:

  • Needle Supplies
  • Sharps Disposal
  • FREE Condoms
  • Referrals
  • Information & Education
  • Confidential

The operating hours for The VAN are Monday to Saturday, 7:00pm to 11:00pm, excluding holidays.

The Van Mobile Clinic 

The Van also provides limited clinical services once a week. Staffed by nurses from Hamilton Public Health Services, the Van Mobile Clinic service provides the same services as The VAN, and additionally provides free sexual health services such as HIV testing, STI screening, Hepatitis C testing, and some first aid services. 
 
The operating hours for The Van Mobile Clinic are Tuesdays from 2:30pm – 6:00pm. To arrange a meeting spot, call the regular VAN number at (905) 317-9966 
 
 

Other van services include

  • Information about safe injection
  • Referral cards for multiple services in the community including addiction counselling and detox
  • Everyone is encouraged to return used needles

The VAN has collaborative partnerships with community agencies such as:

The AIDS Network: Harm Reduction Team, Van Volunteers
Elizabeth Fry Society outreach staff
Harm Reduction Worker from PHS Mental Health Program
Public Health Nurses

To contact the Van, please call: 905-317-9966. You may call or text and we will contact you to make arrangements to meet with you.

Operates: 7 days a week (Monday-Sunday), 7pm – 11pm (excluding statutory holidays)

COMMUNITY POINTS

For safe disposal of sharps and other harm reduction supplies found in public locations or private property, please call our Community Points program at 905-546-2489

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