The Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus has a new vending machine. But instead of snacks, it’s stocked with socks, condoms, Naloxone, and hygiene basics. The harm-reduction vending machine is free and focused on reaching those who might benefit from substance use treatment services.

Both the equipment facilitating safer drug use and the personal care items offered in the machine “can make a huge impact on health and wellbeing,” said Dr. Andrew Herring, medical director of Alameda Health System’s Bridge program.

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