If you're an injection drug user or know someone who is, Casa Segura can help. We help address risky behavior and reduce the harm caused by injection drug use.
The Casa Segura drop-in center at 5323 Foothill Blvd. in Oakland is a safe place to come for a shower, clean clothes, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, free condoms, healthcare and counseling. Learn more about the programs, services and hours of operation at our drop-in center.
Use Clean Needles
Our mobile unit visits the Fruitvale District, Deep East Oakland and West Oakland three times a week to exchange needles, deliver hot meals, and provide healthcare and counseling. Learn where and when to access these services, including needle exchange.
We provide free HIV and Hepatitis C tests at the drop-in center and all three needle exchange locations. We also test for other sexually transmitted diseases during clinic hours at our drop-in center. Learn more about testing services and other testing locations in Alameda County.
Let Casa Segura Help
"Learn how to take care of yourself. Change bad behavior and inform others about their risks."
—Casa Segura Client
Treat Open Wounds
If you have an abscess or other wound due to injection drug use, get free treatment at the drop-in center or any of the three needle exchange locations. Learn more about your options for abscess/wound care.
Take Care of Your Veins
Avoid infection and other complications by following some basic tips for safer injection and better vein care. See the self-care tips for taking care of your veins.
Prevent an Overdose
If you or someone you know is in danger of an opiate overdose, learn what to do in an emergency. See the self-care tips for overdose prevention.
Learn how to change risky behavior and make healthier life choices. We offer counseling, support groups and workshops to help you learn how to take better care of yourself. We also educate family and friends about harm reduction. Learn more about education and prevention.
Have Safer Sex
Using condoms is the easiest way to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Find out where to get free condoms and lubricants for safer sex.
Casa Segura works in partnership with other community organizations to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Learn more about these organizations and other resources.