West Coast Outreach Service
- Programme Areas
Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD)
- Age Groups
Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
To access the West Coast Outreach Service, contact the Rodger Wright Centre between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Ask to speak to the Manager or the Outreach Worker.
Phone: (03) 365 2293
Phone/Text: 027 343 9023
The service supplies free-of-charge clean needles and syringes and other drug-related paraphernalia, condoms and lube along with peer education, drug lifestyle counselling and individual support. (Please note, there may be a cost for some equipment not covered under the 1-4-1 scheme, such as large barrels, filter and butterflies)
Outreach workers can meet a Key Contact (person) at any meeting place they feel most comfortable handing out Harm Reduction kits.
This service also offers up to date information and education on safer drug use and safe sex techniques, blood borne viruses such as Hepatitis C & B and HIV, support, advice and referrals to the appropriate relevant services.
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This page was last updated at 2:38PM on April 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Rodger Wright Centre.