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Medway Active Recovery Service

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Needle Exchange

To help make some changes which could really help to protect your long term health, we offer harm reduction services.

You have made the decision to begin to look at your substance use.
We offer harm reduction services including:

  • Blood born virus screening, immunisation and support
  • Needle exchange
  • Safer injecting information and support
  • Foil to smoke instead of injecting
  • Safer injecting paraphernalia
  • Needle bins
  • Condoms

If you would like more information about our services please talk to a member of staff.
Contact us: 0300 123 1560

Needle exchange services are available at the following pharmacies:

Boots Chatham                           
30-34 Pentagon Centre, Chatham, ME4 4BB
Tel: 01634 405 471
8am to 7pm

Delmergate Pharmacy   
163 Wayfield Road, Chatham, ME5 OHD
Tel: 01634  841967
9am – 6pm

Hobbs Pharmacy
41-43 Wells Road, Strood, ME2 2PW
Tel: 01634 714455
9am – 6pm

74-76 Watling St, Gillingham, ME7 2YW
Tel: 01634 853 087
10am – 5pm

Karsons Pharmacy
69-71, City Way, Rochester,  ME1 2BA
Tel: 01634 405 700
10am – 8pm

Lloyds Pharmacy
2-3 Stanford House, Station Road, Rainham,ME8 7PH
Tel: 01634 232 020
10am – 6.30pm

Medway Pharmacy
465 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME75LJ
Tel: 01634 575805
Monday to Sunday 8am – 8pm

Osbon Pharmacy
17 Duncan Road, Gilligham, Kent, ME74LA
Tel: 01634 574 114
Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm

Turning Point 
346a High St, Chatham, ME4 4NP
Tel: 01634 390820
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9.30am – 4.45pm
Tuesday 1pm – 4.45pm


Pharmacies in the local area:

Boots Chatham 30-34 Wilmot Square Chatham ME4 4BB
Well Magpie Hall Road Chatham ME4 5AD
Delmergate Chatham 163 Wayfield Road Chatham ME5 0HD
Karson Chatham 33 Pattens Lane Chatham ME4 6JR
Merlin 54 Silverweed Road Chatham ME5 0QX
Morrison Princes Avenue Chatham ME5 8BA
Palmers 98 Palmerston Road Chatham ME4 5SJ
Paydens Chatham 139 New Road Chatham ME4 4PT
Boots Gillingham 125-127 High Street Gillingham ME7 1BS
Delmergate Gillingham Sunlight Centre Richmond Road Gillingham ME7 1LX
Lloyds Gillingham 76 Watling Street Gillingham ME7 2YW
Medway 465 Canterbury Road Gillingham ME7 5LJ
Osbon 17 Duncan Road Gillingham ME7 4LA
Pharmacy First 212 Canterbury Street Gillingham ME7 5XL
Sturdee 46 Sturdee Avenue Gillingham ME7 2HN
Boots Rainham 21-22 Rainham Shopping Centre Rainham ME8 7HW
Fenns 33-35 Parkwood Green Rainham ME8 9PW
Lloyds Rainham 8 Shopping Centre Rainham ME8 7HW
Lloyds Rainham 2-4 Station Road Rainham ME3 7PH
Boots Thorndike Longley Road Rochester ME2 4AH
Hobbs 41-43 Wells Road Rochester ME2 2PW
Karson Rochester 69-71 City Way Rochester ME1 2BA
Paydens Delce 134-136 Delce Road Rochester ME1 2DT
Boots Strood 83 High Street Strood ME1 2TH
Coles 29 Darnley Road Strood ME2 2EU
Tesco 3 Cuxton Road Strood ME2 2BT
Lloyds Lordswood 17-18 Kestral Road Lordswood ME5 8TH
Paydens Snodland 26 High Street Snodland ME6 5DF
Focus 126 Borstal Road Borstal ME1 3JU
Knights 39 Knights Road Hoo ME3 9DT

We are currently providing limited face to face support as a result of COVID-19; however treatment is still available. Find out the latest update on how the service is operating and please phone your local hub if you need assistance.

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