Needle & Syringe Program
Responsive User Services in Health Northern Sydney Local Health District

Outreach

RUSH provides a free Outreach service. Outreach aims to make and maintain contact with people who may have difficulty getting to our primary or secondary outlets or disposal sites. This could be due to geographic remoteness, a lack of transport or disability.

We deliver to as far north as Brooklyn, south to Milsons Point and as far west as Dural. Outreach provides everything that our primaries do – confidential and discreet access to a full range of clean injecting equipment, returns of used equipment, and face-to-face contact with our health education workers. We can enable brief interventions, and provide information about reducing the harm associated with substance use. We also provide referrals to services in the local area.

When does Outreach run?

Outreach runs each Thursday, and all orders need to have been received by 3pm on Wednesday.

If you won't be able to receive the delivery from us personally, you'll need to let us know a safe place where we can leave it. Just give us a call on 9977 2666 or 0412 266 226 to let us know what you need.

Where can I get a clean fit?

Locations (click to expand)

  • Brookvale RUSH

    612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale, 9388 5110

    Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am - 5pm

    Full range of equipment available

    24/7 Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

    Changes to Operating Hours

    - 15th December (Friday) Closed
    - 25th December (Monday) Closed
    - 26th December (Tuesday) Closed
    - 27th December (Wednesday) Closed
    - 29th December (Friday) Closed
    - 1st January (Monday) Closed

  • RNS RUSH Community Health Centre

    2c Herbert Street, St Leonards, 9462 9040

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 5pm

    Full range of equipment available
    Two vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

    Changes to North Shore Operating Hours

    - 25th December (Monday) Closed
    - 26th December (Tuesday) Closed
    - 27th December (Wednesday) Closed
    - 29th December (Friday) Closed
    - 1st January (Monday) Closed

  • Brooklyn Community Health Centre

    Cnr of Brooklyn & Dangar Street, Brooklyn, 9985 7717

    Mon- Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.

  • Berowra Community Health Centre

    123 Berowra Waters Road, Berowra, 9456 3344

    Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack. When the centre is open fitpacks are also available from reception.
    Steroid packs are now available, just ask at reception. Each pack contains 30 x 3ml syringes, 30 x 23g (blue) needles, 30 x 19g (pale yellow) drawing up needles, swabs and a disposal bin.

  • Hillview Community Health Centre

    1334 Pacific Highway, Turramurra, 9024 9000

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available.
    No vending machine.

    Steroid packs are now available, just ask at reception. Each pack contains 30 x 3ml syringes, 30 x 23g (blue) needles, 30 x 19g (pale yellow) drawing up needles, swabs and a disposal bin.

  • Galston Community Health Centre

    17 Arcadia Street, Galston, 9653 2235

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available only.
    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

  • Hornsby Hospital Emergency Dept

    Palmerstone Road, Hornsby, 9477 9123

    24 hours / 7 days a week

    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.
    Now located on Lowe Road

    Fitpack Chute available within the ED

  • Mona Vale Hospital Emergency Department

    Coronation Street, Mona Vale, 9998 0333

    24 hours / 7 days a week

    Fitpacks available only.
    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

  • Ryde Hospital Emergency Department

    Denistone Road, Eastwood, 9958 7888

    24 hours / 7 days a week

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.

  • Pennant Hills CHC

    5 Fisher Avenue, Pennant Hills, 9483 7999

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available.

    Steroid packs are now available, just ask at reception. Each pack contains 30 x 3ml syringes, 30 x 23g (blue) needles, 30 x 19g (pale yellow) drawing up needles, swabs and a disposal bin.
    No vending machine.

  • MDECC

    91 Pittwater Road, Manly, 9977 0711

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.