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 9388 5110 or 0412 266 226 to let us know what you need.

Sharps on commercial premises

RUSH does not accept commercial sharps waste. If your business generates sharps waste it is your responsibility to arrange appropriate disposal, as with other waste streams. There are a number of companies that provide sharps waste disposal services in the Sydney area.

Where can I get a clean fit?

Locations (click to expand)

  • Brookvale RUSH/ aka Beaches NSP

    612-624 Pittwater Road , Brookvale, 9388 5110

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

    The NSP will be closed Friday 11th of September 2020

    Full range of equipment available

    24/7 Vending machines on site – No charge per fitpack.

    We now have the coloured Unisharp 1ml syringes in stock, 27g & 29g needles.

    On site DBS ( Dry Blood Spot Testing) for Hep C and HIV is on hold due to COVID-19.  You can still pick up a DBS kit and do the test at home.

     

    Please call on 9388 5110 for any enquiries on opening hours.

  • RNS RUSH Community Health Centre

    2c Herbert Street , St Leonards, 9462 9040.

    9am to 5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. (& some Thursdays, call to confirm)

    Full range of equipment available

    Two vending machines on site – No charge per fitpack.

    We now have the Unisharp coloured syringes in stock. Available with 27g and 29g needles.

    We now have 30g needles available. 

  • Brooklyn Community Health Centre

    Cnr of Brooklyn Rd & Dangar Rd, Brooklyn, 9985 7717

    Mon- Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks and steroid packs available.
    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.
    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

    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.

  • 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, Gate 4, next to Drug & Alcohol

    Free self-serve fitpack chute located within the ED. During the COVID-19 crisis access the chute via the Maternity Department entrance.

  • 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

    Temporarily closed - COVID-19 testing clinic

    For the next few weeks Pennant Hills Community Hills will be operating as a COVID testing clinic and it won't be possible to access fitpacks or steroid packs from reception. Fitpacks are available from Ryde Hospital ED (24hr access), fitpacks & steroid packs are available from the Hillview Community Health Centre (Turramurra).  A full range of equipement is available from our service at RNS, St Leonards.

    Fitpacks see above

    Steroid packs see above

  • SDECC

    91 Pittwater Road, Manly, 9977 0711

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.