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.

    If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please get tested. For more information see: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/default.aspx

    Full range of equipment available

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

    On site DBS ( Dry Blood Spot Testing) for Hep C and HIV is available at Brookvale NSP on Wed fortnightly. The next testing dates are  Wed 10th March & Wed 24th March 2021 between 10-am-1:00pm.Please call for information.

     DBS take home kits are also available.

    We will be closed Friday 2nd April & Monday 5th April 2021

     

    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.

    Full range of equipment available

    Two vending machines on site – No charge per fitpack.

    We will be closed Friday 2nd April & Monday 5th April 2021

  • 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.

    External Sharp Bin available for disposals.

  • Berowra Community Health Centre

    123 Berowra Waters Road, Berowra, 9485 7544

    Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Vending machine on site (24 /7) hour access – No charge per Fitpack. When the centre is open fitpacks, steroid packs and condoms are available from reception.

    External Sharp Bin 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.

  • Hillview Community Health Centre

    1334 Pacific Highway, Turramurra, 9024 9000

    Thur - Fri only 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Fitpacks available from reception. Please note opening hours may vary.
    No vending machine.

    External Sharp Bin 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.

    Hornsby Hospital does have a vending machine for 24/7 access to fitpacks.

  • Galston Community Health Centre

    17 Arcadia Street, Galston, 9485 7599

    Mon - Fri 7:30am -4:00pm

    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack. 6pks & 10Pks available.

    External Community Sharps Bin 

    When the centre is open fitpacks are also available from a self serve chute. Free condoms.


    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.

    External Sharp Bin available for disposals.

  • Ryde Hospital Emergency Department

    Denistone Road, Eastwood, 9958 7888

    24 hours / 7 days a week

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.

    External Sharp Bin available for disposals.

  • Pennant Hills CHC

    5 Fisher Avenue, , Pennant Hills, 94857588,

    Mon- Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

    Fitpacks, steroid packs and condoms are available from reception. External Community Sharps Bin.

    Fitpacks and Steroid packs are also available from Ryde Hospital ED (24hr access),  A full range of equipement is available from our services at RNS, St Leonards and Brookvale CHC.

     

    Steroid packs: each pack contains 3ml syringes x 30, 23g/32mm needles x 30, 19g/38mm needles x 30, approx 60 alcohol swabs and a 1.4L disposal bin.

  • SDECC

    91 Pittwater Road, Manly, 9977 0711

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.

    A Full range of equipment available at our Beaches site. Brookvale Community Health Centre- 612-624 Pittwater Road Brookvale  9388 5110. Vending machines available for 24/7 access and an external Sharp Bin for disposals is available.