First Needle Exchange in Fargo Might Open within Two Months
Fargo Cass Public Health Still Awaiting Approval from North Dakota Department of Health
FARGO, N.D. — The first needle exchange program in Fargo might be opening within the next few months.
Administered through Fargo Cass Public Health, the program still needs the final approval of the North Dakota Department of Health.
Once that approval is received, the program would be open to the public within one to two months.
Robyn Litke Sall of Fargo Cass Public Health feels the approval would complete a process that has started from scratch.
“It’s something very new to our state, and so just working through the legalities, and working through the authorization, the different permissions that you know that we need to get a budget together, finding a location, getting the supplies, all those things have to be done from the ground up,” said Litke Sall.
Moorhead has had a needle exchange program since 2015, and Bismarck just added theirs in January.