Syringe Access


The Spahr Center has moved to Corte Madera.  Syringe Access services are not available at our new offices.

We will be offering syringe access and NARCAN at these locations:  

MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS 5:30 – 7:30
Marin Health & Wellness Campus
3240/3260 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael
**Look for the mobile showers**

TUESDAYS 5:30 – 7:30
Manzanita Park and Ride 
Highway 101 at Tam Junction 
**Near the Buckeye Roadhouse**

THURSDAYS 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Ritter Center, San Rafael
16 Ritter St., San Rafael

(2nd & 4th) THURSDAYS 10:00 am – Noon 
West Marin HHS Center
One 6th Street, Pt. Reyes Station

FRIDAYS 5:30 – 7:30
1682 Novato Blvd, Suite 105
Office building at corner of Novato blvd & 7th

Getting Off Right – a safety manual for injection drug users

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.

Places to dispose of used syringes and/or pharmaceutical waste

Jack’s Drug Store – Sharps AND Pharmaceutical Waste
121 Tunstead, San Anselmo

Marin Medical Pharmacy – Sharps AND Pharmaceutical Waste
750 Las Gallinas, San Rafael

Marin Community Clinic Pharmacy- Sharps ONLY
3110 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy – Sharps ONLY
230 E. Blithdale, Mill Valley

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy – Sharps ONLY
7514 Redwood Blvd, Novato

Safeway Pharmacy – Sharps ONLY (10 syringe limit)
5720 Nave Drive, Novato

Safeway Pharmacy – Sharps ONLY (Limited supply of sizes)
950 Las Galinas, San Rafael

Walgreens – Sharps ONLY (20 syringe limit)
227 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley

Walgreens – Sharps ONLY (20 syringe limit)
820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo

Walgreens – Sharps ONLY
830 Third Street, San Rafael

Kaiser Permanente
97 San Marin Drive, Novato – Sharps ONLY

Kaiser Permanente
1033 Third Street, San Rafael – Sharps ONLY

Kaiser Permanente
99 Montecello Road, San Rafael – Sharps ONLY

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

Mill Valley Police Department – Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY
One Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley

Novato Community Hospital Laboratory – Sharps ONLY
180 Rowland, Novato

Novato Police Department – Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY
909 Machin Avenue, Novato

Sheriff’s Office / Coroner’s Office – Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 241, San Rafael