Accessing No-Cost Naloxone in Pennsylvania
Naloxone is a life-saving medication used in the event of a suspected opioid overdose.
How Can Individuals & Organizations Get Naloxone in PA?
Individuals: In addition to accessing naloxone at their local pharmacy through the PA Department of Health’s standing order, community members can request the medication at no cost through PA’s statewide mail-to-home naloxone program.
Organizations & Agencies: Launched in 2017, PCCD’s Naloxone for First Responders Program (NFRP) provides and distributes free kits containing two 4mg intranasal doses to organizations and individuals who may encounter someone experiencing an overdose (“first responders”). A wide range of community-based organizations, agencies, and other entities are eligible to receive a supply of naloxone at no cost through Centralized Coordinating Entities (CCEs) across the state. Crawford County Drug and Alcohol serves as the CCE for Crawford County. Some examples of just a few of the kinds of eligible first responders who can receive kits through the NFRP include community-based Organizations, Healthcare providers, criminal justice and reentry programs, human service agencies, educational institutions, and other groups that serve the public. Organizations can contact Julia Covert at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive Naloxone.
How to Administer Naloxone: