Community Health

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a public health strategy that aims to minimize the injury, disease and death associated with substance use at both the individual and community level.

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Safe Drug Disposal

Safe Medication Return is a unified, statewide program that gives Washington residents free, convenient, and environmentally responsible options to dispose of unwanted medication. Drug manufacturers fund the program at no cost to taxpayers.

​Safe Medication Return is operated by MED-Project, our approved program operator.

Drop-Off Locations

Medicine Kiosks are installed at nearby locations such as pharmacies and law enforcement offices for residents to simply drop off their expired or unwanted medicine for safe and free disposal.

City of Pullman Police Department

260 SE Kamiaken St
Pullman, WA 99163

509-334-0802

Pullman Regional Hospital Pharmacy

835 SE Bishop Blvd
Pullman, WA 99163

509-332-2541

Mail-Back Locations

Medication mail-back distribution sites are located throughout our community to provide free, postage paid mail-back disposal packages for residents to safely dispose of expired or unwanted medicines

Whitman County Library-Albion

310 N F St
Albion, WA 99102

509-338-9641

Whitman County Library-Colton

706 Broadway
Colton, WA 99113

509-229-5278

Whitman County Library-Endicott

324 E St
Endicott, WA 99125

509-657-3429

Whitman County Library-Lacrosse

201 S Main St
Lacrosse, WA 99143

509-549-3770

Whitman County Library-Malden

212 W Moreland
Malden, WA 99149

509-569-3350

Whitman County Library-Oakesdale

102 E Steptoe
Oakesdale, WA 99158

509-285-4310

Whitman County Library-Rosalia

402 S Whitman Ave
Rosalia, WA 99170

509-523-3109

Whitman County Library-Uniontown

110 S Montgomery
Uniontown, WA 99179

509-229-5277

​Whitman County Library-Garfield

109 3rd St
Garfield, WA 99130

509-635-1490

Whitman County Library-Farmington

203 Main St
Farmington, WA 99128

509-287-2035

Hep A & Hep B Immunization

Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for all adults in certain settings, including STD clinics, HIV testing and treatment facilities, facilities providing substance abuse treatment and prevention services, health-care settings providing services to people who inject drugs illicitly, and correctional facilities

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for people who inject drugs illicitly and use drugs illicitly through non-injection routes. We offer these vaccines in our Whitman County Community Clinic.

The Whitman County Community Clinic is open for scheduling.

Overdose Prevention

Opioid use and overdoses are increasing rapidly in Washington state.

Whitman County Public Health is now offering Narcan (Naloxone) to those who use drugs and those who interact with people who use drugs, such as friends, family and emergency personnel.

What is Narcan?

Narcan is a medication that can save lives by reversing the effects of an overdose from opioids such as heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioid medications. Narcan temporarily stops the effects of opioids allowing someone to wake up from an opioid overdose and start breathing again.

How to receive Narcan?

Stop by one of our office locations to pickup a supply of Narcan and receive a quick tutorial on how to use.

Our staff will provide training to anyone who received Narcan on

  • how to identify an overdose
  • how to administer Narcan properly
  • what to do after Narcan has been administered.

Sharps Container Disposal

Disposal of syringes, needles and lancets is regulated, these items are called ‘sharps’ and can carry hepatitis, HIV and other harmful substances.

Proper disposal for used or full sharps containers can be done at either one of our offices at no-cost.

We will only accept syringes that are in either a sharps container or a strong plastic container such as laundry detergent bottles or bleach bottles. We will not accept loose needles or needles in soft plastic containers, such as Ziploc bags and soda bottles. If needed, our offices can provide sharps containers at no cost.

Needle Exchange

Exchanging used syringes helps lower the risk of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C transmission. Whitman County Public Health’s anonymous needle exchange program provides one-for-one exchange of used syringes for new ones.​

Needle Exchanges can be done at either one of our offices at no-cost.

We will only accept syringes that are in either a sharps container or a strong plastic container such as laundry detergent bottles or bleach bottles. We will not accept loose needles or needles in soft plastic containers, such as Ziploc bags and soda bottles. If needed, our offices can provide sharps containers and alcohol pads at no cost.

Program Contact

Please contact our office at 509-397-6280 or email CommunityHealth@WhitmanCounty.net for more information.

Information last updated on
Dec 6, 2022