COVID-19

COVID-19

The New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme is an essential service and will continue to operate during the COVID-19 Level 4 alert.

NZNEP outlets will have reduced hours and some may have to close if staff have to isolate. We hope to resume normal services at the end of the 4 week “lockdown”. There will be precautions in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, please follow any directions given by staff.  

Please see below for information on the opening hours. There will also be information on opening hours and pharmacy outlets displayed on the door at NZNEP dedicated outlets.

Pharmacies will continue to open during this time, so equipment is available from NZNEP pharmacy outlets.

If you need equipment but are sick, self-isolating or in quarantine we can courier equipment to you, call your local NZNEP outlet.

Keep safe, make sure you wash your hands often and remember everyone should be self-isolating for the next 4 weeks, this means you should not be interacting with people outside your self-isolation unit or “bubble.

To locate your nearest NZNEP pharmacy visit our website outlet directory

If you are struggling with your mental health during this time you can call or text 1737 at any time to speak with a trained counsellor – it’s free and confidential.

Opening Hours

ADIO Auckland central, East St:: 12-4pm Monday to Friday. Vending Machine: Yes

ADIO South Auckland: 12-4pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Vending Machine: No

ADIO Wellsford: 11am – 3pm Tuesday, Thursday. Vending machine: No

ADIO NINE Whangarei: 11am – 3pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Vending Machine: No

NEWS Hamilton: 11am - 3pm Monday – Thursday. Vending machine: Yes

NEMMS Mt Maunganui: 11am - 3pm Monday – Friday. Vending machine: No

NETS New Plymouth: 11am - 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Vending machine: No

RANE Rotorua: 11am - 3pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Napier: 12pm - 3pm Monday - Friday. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Palmerston North: 11am - 3pm Monday - Friday. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Wairarapa: 10am - 2pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Wanganui: 10am - 1pm Monday – Friday. Vending machine: Yes

DHDP Wellington: 11am - 3pm Monday – Friday. Vending machine: Yes

NICHE Nelson: 9am - 2pm Monday – Friday. Vending machine: Yes

West Coast Mobile Outreach Service: Delivery by Courier

Rodger Wright Centre New Brighton: CLOSED. Vending machine: No

Rodger Wright Centre Christchurch: 10am - 4pm. Vending machine: Yes

Christchurch Community Hep C Clinic: CLOSED

DIVO Dunedin: 10am – 3pm Monday – Friday and 10am – 1pm Saturday.  Vending machine: Yes

SHRP Invercargill: 11am – 3pm Monday – Friday. Vending machine: No

NEAR Ashburton: CLOSED. Vending machine: No

NEXT Timaru: CLOSED. Vending machine: Yes