Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP)
BAC is a registered ESAP provider delivering services on the Mobile unit to communities in high-risk locations for intravenous drug use (IDU) and to community pharmacies servicing the IDU population. Consumers can receive clean needles and syringes as well as dispose of used needles and syringes on the mobile unit and at the designated Bergen Street office location. Individuals who are 18 years or older can receive up to 10 clean syringes, a safe kit (FITPACK), and ESAP safety inserts. Along with the clean syringe distribution, consumers receive health screens (STI, mental health, and substance abuse) as a package.
The BAC ESAP program recruits local pharmacies to become ESAP providers, distributes FITPACKS and Safety inserts to pharmacies for distribution, and provides outreach to pharmacies and the community regarding safe sharps disposal including at BAC which is a sharps collection site.
ESAP Distribution Location: 2261 Church Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11226 347-505-5124
All mobile unit locations: Call 347-505-5124 for location and time.
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Outreach & Mobile Van Services
Activities include health education/risk reduction information, HIV testing & counseling, syringe distribution and disposal (ESAP), agency promotion, consumer recruitment and referrals for additional prevention care. BAC provides community outreach through health fairs and workshops, and health screens on the mobile unit.
The Mobile Unit is stationed in several Brooklyn communities such as Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, East New York, and Williamsburg. The unit provides a package of services that includes:
- STI Screens
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse screenings
- HIV Testing & Counseling
- Syringe Distribution & Disposal (ESAP)
- Referral & Linkage to primary medical care and other services.
Mobile Unit Mental Health Screenings:
BAC’s mobile unit team offers mental health screenings on the mobile unit. ESAP services and health screenings are provided by the Physician Assistant and/or trained staff. Individuals who indicate a need for additional mental health services are referred to the appropriate staff or department for follow-up such as a psychologist or licensed mental health provider who administers the mental health assessments and oversees the clinical aspects of the client’s care.
The program maintains a list of referral resources that are available to individuals who needs help. Appointments are scheduled through the clinic personnel.