Safe Point

What is Safe Point? 

A program of Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio) with support from Columbus Public Health that offers comprehensive harm reduction to educate the community about safe drug use and fight the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C.

Locations and hours:

  • Equitas Health Safe Point
    1267 W. Broad Street, Columbus OH 43222

    1267 West Broad Street Columbus Ohio 43222
    Tuesdays and Wednesday 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Services Offered

  • Syringe access and safer injection use education
  • HIV/STI/Hepatitis C testing and linkage to care
  • Primary medical care
  • Drug intervention treatment and counseling
  • Overdose prevention education

More Information
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Up until 2015, a city health district could declare a public health emergency related to blood borne pathogens in order to create a syringe exchange program. The current FY 2016‐2017 state budget bill, Amended Substitute House Bill 64, changes Ohio law to allow local boards of health to establish a blood borne infectious disease prevention program to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases without declaring a public health emergency.