Protect Yourself - Safer Use
Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) - Operating only a few hours per week at one or two sites, the SEP respectfully serves its purpose of exchanging dirty needles for clean ones – a one-for-one exchange. Individuals accessing the SEP are also offered other disease prevention services – such as Hepatitis B vaccinations, Hepatitis C screening, HIV testing, and condoms, as well as referral to drug treatment programs and other services. See link for locations, dates, and times for this service.
Safe Medicine Disposal Program - now available in Shasta County, click HERE for more information.
Shasta County Vaccination Clinic - Protect yourself from Hepatitis B by getting the Hepatitis B vaccine series. If you have no insurance at all, you can get the Hepatitis B vaccine at the Shasta County HHSA Vaccination Clinic for the price listed here. See prices for insured clients here. Please see the link for the vaccination clinic hours. The clinic is located at 2650 Breslauer Way, Redding, CA 96001. Phone: (530) 225-5591
Planned Parenthood - Redding Health Center is located at 2935 Bechelli Lane, Suite C, Redding, CA 96002. Call for appointment at (530) 351-7100. To make an appointment online, click here. You can pick up free condoms at Planned Parenthood, and even get STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing done. To learn more about STD's on the Planned Parenthood website, click here.
Women's Health Specialists - Provides low or no cost access to women’s services, including birth control, annual exams, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted disease testing, and urinary tract infection testing. Located at 1901 Victor Ave, Redding, CA 96002. Phone: (530) 221-0193. Call for appointment.
National Human Trafficking Hotline - If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-373-7888 to speak with a specially trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate. Support is provided in more than 200 languages. They are there to listen and connect you with the help you need to stay safe. Callers can dial 711 to access the Hotline using TTY. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All communication with the hotline is strictly confidential.
BeFree Textline – Text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE) - To get help for victims and survivors of human trafficking or to connect with local services. Hours of operation are noon to 8:00pm.
Runaway and Homeless Youth: National Runaway Safeline - 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) You can expect to share your story with someone who won’t judge or tell you what to do.