LIFEPOINT. Confidential. Safer. Convenient.
Our mission is to protect and promote the health of the residents of Winnebago County. We recognize that drug abuse is a complex issue without simple, short-term answers. Therefore we support harm reduction and prevention programs that have been proven effective in reducing risk and saving lives. Learn more about the Winnebago County Drug and Alcohol Coalition initiatives.
- There are 228 needle service programs in the United States
- Needle exchange programs reduce the transmission of blood-borne disease such as Hepatitis and HIV
- Needle exchange programs do not increase drug use or drug-related activity
*North American Syringe Exchange Network
The LifePoint Needle Exchange service is now available at the Winnebago County Health Department (Oshkosh location). The program is a partnership with the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. The purpose of LifePoint is to reduce the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C and other potential harms associated with injection drug use. LifePoint seeks to reduce overdoses related to injection drug use and provide information and referral to treatment.
**Wisconsin law requires all residents to dispose of sharps (needles, syringes and lancets) properly. It is illegal to put sharps in the trash or with recyclables. Follow these guidelines for proper collection of used needles and return them to the WCHD Health Department or alternative locations.
The LifePoint Needle Exchange service is open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Winnebago County Health Department location in Oshkosh.