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 419-213-4160.
Hours of naloxone dispensing at the Health Department are as follows:
Monday- Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 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.
Requesting Narcan (Naloxone) Training for an Agency/Group
Please note that this will take place on a first come, first serve basis, with priority distribution to the agency’s/individual participants with stated risk factors.
Please be advised that the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department does not have an unlimited supply of Naloxone Kits and reserves the right to provide them on a first-come-first serve basis to agencies serving “at risk” clients and individuals who are “at risk”. Most insurance providers will pay for Naloxone. Any individual seeking Naloxone that does not meet the “at risk” criteria will be provided with a Certificate of Training that they may present to a local pharmacy with their insurance information.
All participants receiving a Naloxone Kit at the event will be required to complete a Project DAWN form and a Request to Bill Insurance form at the time of the distribution.
For questions, please call the Opioid Coordinator; Mahj Steffin at 419.213.4160