Harm Reduction Program
Did you know that Okanogan County has these three permanent prescription medication disposal sites available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
- Omak Police Department @ 8 Ash St, Omak, WA
- Oroville Police Department @ 1105 Main St, Oroville, WA
- Twisp Police Department @ 118 S Glover St, Twisp, WA
Since Okanogan County's first Prescription Drug Take Back Day in September 2010, hundreds of pounds of unused prescription drugs have been disposed of safely. There has been a nearly 70% decrease in 10th grade students reporting using prescription drugs to get high. Visit Up and Away and Out of Sight or Lock Your Meds or search the internet for more resources and continue doing your part to keep kids safe by disposing of medicine safely and properly.
Syringe Exchange Program
Okanogan County Public Health (OCPH) has exchanged thousands of syringes since our Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) started in 2006. Our goal is to prevent the spread of diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV. We provide anonymous one for one exchange. For more information, please call (509)422-7140
- For a list of service programs in Washington State, visit this Syringe Service Program Directory link at https://doh.wa.gov/you-and-your-family/drug-user-health/syringe-service-programs/directory
- Check out the latest from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/hiv-drug-use/index.html