Complete and submit the following Syringe Services Program application. The SSP must be approved by the Tennessee Department of Health prior to commencement of operations.

Any organization (such as a community-based organization or health department) that promotes scientifically proven ways of mitigating health risks associated with drug use, may establish and operate a needle and hypodermic syringe services program. The objectives of the program shall be to do all of the following:

1. Reduce the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis, and other bloodborne diseases in this state;

2. Reduce needle stick injuries to law enforcement officers and other emergency personnel;

3. Encourage persons who inject drugs to enroll in evidence-based treatment; and

4. Provide overdose prevention services, including access to naloxone.

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is required by law to approve all organizations seeking to establish and operate a needle and hypodermic syringe services program. All applicants are required to fully complete the application and provide the requested information per §T.C.A Title 68, Chapter 1.

For questions, please contact SSP.Health@tn.gov.

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