Syringe Access

SYRINGE ACCESS AND NARCAN

We offer DROP-IN syringe access and NARCAN

MONDAY – FRIDAY FROM 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m. We also accept used sharps in containers for disposal and provide Fitpacks to carry your syringes.

The Spahr Center

910 Irwin Street (between 3rd and 4th Streets)

San Rafael, CA 94901

415/457-2487

Marin County is a California Syringe Access Law Program participant under California Senate Bill (SB) 41. This means you can buy syringes from a pharmacy without a prescription. Remember this if you need syringes when The Spahr Center is closed! Always use clean needles!!

Pharmacies are allowed to sell syringes to adults without a prescription. Pharmacies are not required to register to do this, nor to check IDs, nor to add names to a logbook.

If you are 18 years of age and older, you can purchase and possess syringes for personal use when acquired from an authorized source. You may also possess an unlimited number of discarded syringes if they are in a Sharps container.

Pharmacists, physicians and syringe exchange programs (SEPs) are authorized sources of nonprescription syringes for disease prevention purposes. The Spahr Center operates an authorized SEP. SB 41 also requires pharmacies and SEPs that offer non-prescription syringe sales to provide options for safe syringe disposal.

Jack’s Drug Store – Sharps AND Pharmaceutical Waste

121 Tunstead, San Anselmo

415-454-1451

 

Marin Medical Pharmacy – Sharps AND Pharmaceutical Waste

750 Las Gallinas, San Rafael

415-479-1930

 

Marin Community Clinic Pharmacy- Sharps ONLY

3110 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael

415-448-1500

 

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy – Sharps ONLY

230 E. Blithdale, Mill Valley

415-388-6354

 

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy – Sharps ONLY

7514 Redwood Blvd, Novato

415-892-3722

 

Safeway Pharmacy – Sharps ONLY (10 syringe limit)

5720 Nave Drive, Novato

415-881-9260

 

Safeway Pharmacy – Sharps ONLY (Limited supply of sizes)

950 Las Galinas, San Rafael

415-472-8221

 

Walgreens – Sharps ONLY (20 syringe limit)

227 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley

415-380-8402

 

Walgreens – Sharps ONLY (20 syringe limit)

820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo

415-482-0191

 

Walgreens – Sharps ONLY

830 Third Street, San Rafael

415-455-9919

 

 

Kaiser Permanente

97 San Marin Drive, Novato – Sharps ONLY

415-899-7563

 

Kaiser Permanente

1033 Third Street, San Rafael – Sharps ONLY

415-482-6904

 

Kaiser Permanente

99 Montecello Road, San Rafael – Sharps ONLY

415-444-2980

 

 

Additional places to dispose of sharps and pharmaceutical waste:

 

 

Marin Recycling Center – Sharps ONLY

Open Tuesday through Saturday – 8:00am – 3:30pm

565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael

415-485-6806

 

Mill Valley Police Department – Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY

One Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley

415-389-4100

 

Novato Community Hospital Laboratory – Sharps ONLY

180 Rowland, Novato

415-209-1420

 

Novato Police Department – Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY

909 Machin Avenue, Novato

415-897-4361

 

Sheriff’s Office / Coroner’s Office – Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 241, San Rafael

415-473-6043