How our harm reduction vending machines work
Participants receive a unique card or pin number. Once the card is swiped or pin number in input, clients can receive products from the machine such as syringes, Naloxone (injectable and nasal), pregnancy tests, safe sex kits, hygiene kits, first-aid kits, and sharps containers. All items in the vending machine are free. The vending machines are convenient and discrete; participants can obtain their supplies without having to speak to anyone, and each machine can also be equipped with a sharps container for syringe returns.
Our dispensing machines are versatile and can dispense harm reduction products of varied sizes and packaging. Agencies can now use one machine to dispense a variety of harm reduction supplies such as: safer injection kits, safer smoking kits, safer sex kits, intramuscular (IM) naloxone, nasal spray Narcan (naloxone), fentanyl test strips, sharps containers, clean needles / syringes, adhesive bandages, pregnancy tests, and other harm reduction, personal hygiene, and safer use supplies.
Provide easy 24/7 availability to harm reduction supplies while reducing the stigma
The timely availability of harm reduction supplies can play a measurable role in reducing unintended consequences or sometimes even fatalities. UCapIt’s Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange dispensers ensure that the supplies are easily accessible to the appropriate audience and supports maintaining privacy. Harm reduction dispensing machines help address the stigma often associated with risky behaviors and encourage participation in harm reduction activities.
SAMHSA Harm Reduction Grant Program
Did you know that you may be able to fund the purchase of your Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange dispensing machines through Federal grants. For instance, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is offering a Harm Reduction Grant Program in 2022. States and local health agencies, Tribal organizations, non-profit community-based organizations, and primary and behavioral health organizations are eligible for this grant.
Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange Dispensing Machines
UCapIt’s Harm Reduction and Safe Needle Exchange Dispensers provide a quick, convenient humanless transaction experience while ensuring supplies are stored securely. We offer a temperature controlled option to ensure any supplies requiring refrigeration are stored at the appropriate temperature. For cold climates, the Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange Dispenser is equipped with an automatic heater allowing the heating of the machine to ensure supplies are stored at the appropriate temperature, and to eliminate condensation and fogging of the glass in high humidity locations.
Another optional feature is our Outdoor model featuring a Weather and Security package. These dispensers feature a rugged outdoor design with the ability to withstand the elements, suitable for almost any environment. The Weather and Security package includes: rain guards and sealing of sensitive areas, vandal-resistant panels over access areas and an impact-resistant polycarbonate window cover with a steel frame.
Our rugged Outdoor mode gives you the peace of mind when you need to place your Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange Dispensers outdoors and in other climate-demanding places.
iQ Technology for full control and visibility of your harm reduction supplies inventory
Powered by iQ Technology, our Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange Dispensers capture real-time data – such supply usage and inventory levels. With a robust, 24/7 reporting capability, you will have full control and visibility into the management of your harm reduction supplies.