Public Availability of naloxone
Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug (prescription pain medication or heroin). When administered, the naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing within two to eight minutes. It is not a narcotic, and is not addictive. The Health Department will dispense the kits and provide a mandatory training on how to use it.
Naloxone will be available to those in need, regardless of ability to pay. All health insurances can be billed, but will not limit those without coverage. For additional information, please call our Opioid Coordinator at 419-213-4135.
Hours of naloxone dispensing at the Health Department are as follows:
Monday & Wednesdays : 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Naloxone Training is available for all agencies, but the distribution of Project DAWN provided kits will be prioritized and “at risk” parties will always be given priority access based on availability.