Access to Naloxone

What is Naloxone (Narcan)?
A prescription medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug. When administered during an overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing. It can be given as an injection into a muscle or a nasal spray. 
 

Where is Naloxone Available?

  • Columbus Public Health – Available Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Alcohol and Drug Services Department
    240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • Equitas Health Medical Center and Pharmacy
    1033 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201

  • Southeast Inc. 
    16 W. Long Street, Columbus Ohio 43215
    First-come, first-served walk-in groups every FIRST and THIRD Friday of the month at 1pm. Interested parties should come to the front desk and sign-in for the Naloxone Group. You do not need to be a Southeast patient to join these groups.

  • Columbus Fire (drop-in site) – Available Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    3639 Parsons Avenue 
    Columbus, OH 43207
    Phone: 614-221-3132
    Website:  https://www.columbus.gov/public-safety/fire/

  • Local Retail Pharmacies
    Most CVS, Kroger, and Walgreen Pharmacies now carry Naloxone. You can contact your local pharmacy to confirm if they have Naloxone available or visit http://pharmacy.ohio.gov/Licensing/NaloxonePharmacy.aspx.
    In retail pharmacies, the cost of a naloxone kit is usually covered with most prescription insurances. The cost will be between $50-100 without prescription insurance.  You do not need a prescription to get naloxone.

More Information
Visit Project Dawn (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) for more information visit here