What is Change Point?

Change Point is home to our Harm Reduction programs which include Syringe Exchange Services and Sexual Health Services. Change Point provides free, rapid and confidential HIV/Hepatitis C testing and walk-in STI testing, PrEP/PEP and more (see services below).

What is Harm Reduction?


Harm Reduction’ is a philosophy and strategy that empowers individuals to reduce harm to themselves by 1) setting realistic goals and 2) validating any positive step or incremental change. Although Harm Reduction was initially implemented around drug use, it now has a wider range of applications, including sex, diet, health, and any aspect of self-care.

We embrace diversity and advocate for medically underserved groups in our community.

Mobile Program Hours:
Monday – Change Point 580 W. 5th St, Reno, NV 89503
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Tuesday – VOA/Record St. Shelter 335 Record St, Reno, NV 89512
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Wednesday – Under Wells Ave. Bridge near Broadhead Park
10am – 11am
Wednesday – Change Point 580 W. 5th St, Reno, NV 89503
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Thursday – VOA/Record St. Shelter 335 Record St, Reno, NV 89512
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Friday CLOSED

Resources
SYRINGE DISPOSAL – WASHOE COUNTY
CHANGE POINT – MOBILE SYRINGE EXCHANGE FLYER
NALOXONE FINDER – NATIONAL RESOURCE

If you need to get tested, outside of our regular hours, please contact the HOPES clinic or our friends at Washoe County Health Department.

Clinic Hours:
Monday          3:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday          9:00am – 11:00am & 3:00 pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday    3:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday        9:00am -11:00 am & 3:00 pm – 6:00pm
Friday             CLOSED

Resources
Testing Flyer: HIV, Hep C and STI Testing. PrEP & PEP Services too.

If you need to get tested, outside of our regular hours, please contact the HOPES clinic or our friends at Washoe County Health Department.

Change Point Services

Please call Change Point if you have questions about testing and services. 

Change Point services are free and open to the community, and you do not need to be a HOPES patient to access Change Point services.

Syringe Services
  • Sterile syringes
  • Safe syringe disposal
  • Harm reduction supplies
  • Safer sex kits
Testing and Outreach
  • Free rapid HIV/Hep C testing
  • Special event testing
  • Overdose education
  • Support and peer groups
  • Street outreach
  • Free Naloxone distribution
Community Building
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Coalition building
  • Human rights advocacy

STI Testing

Change Point offers Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis testing by appointment only at this time. Please call 775-997-7519 to set up an appointment for testing or reach out to a Change Point team member. Appointments are covered by medical insurance (including Medicaid) or charged according to HOPES’ Sliding Fee Scale.

PrEP and PEP

At Change Point, you can get information about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that can reduce your risk of HIV infection. Change Point is scheduling new PrEP appointments now! Call 775-997-7519 to schedule an appointment.
You can also learn about Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), which can prevent HIV infection if taken within 72 hours of a possible exposure event. Please call or see a team member for more information.

 

Contact Us

(775) 997-7519
outreach@nnhopes.org

580 W 5th Street
Eastern Entrance
Reno, NV 89503