Common Ground offers free, anonymous Needle Exchange for injection drug users at several locations in the community. 


Our goal is to help you and others avoid infection from HIV and Hepatitis. We can also provide support – if you want – to deal with infections or other problems and to help you make healthier choices, including:

  •    Hepatitis A & B vaccinations
  •    Prescriptions to use in case of overdose   (narcan/naloxone)
  •    Abscess treatment and prevention 
  •    HIV testing and safer sex information
  •    Counseling and referrals to treatment and other services

Times and Locations:

Venice - Tuesdays and Fridays: 3-5 pm
Venice Medical and Mental Health Services
717 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291


Venice - Wednesday: 5-7 pm
Venice Family Clinic
604 Rose Avenue, Los Angeles, LA 90291
(ask for Common Ground)


Inglewood - Tuesday and Thursday: 9-11 am
Inglewood Medical and Mental Health Services
4450 West Century Boulevard, Inglewood CA 90304


Call us at (310) 314-5480 to get the latest information about times and locations for Common Ground’s no-cost Needle Exchange or drop by our community center:


Common Ground Westside
2012 Lincoln Boulevard  
Santa Monica, CA 90405  

(One block south of Pico, on the west side of Lincoln,

in the shopping center with Kragen Auto.)