Free Naloxone Kits Will Be Available Across Pennsylvania to Fight Opioid Epidemic

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration is focusing on preventing opioid addiction and overdoses.

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

The administration announced naloxone kits will be made available for free in every county in the commonwealth this week. It’s all part of a campaign called “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week.”

On Thursday, December 13, people can pick up a free naloxone kit at any of the 80 health centers participating across the commonwealth from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The kits include two doses and step-by-step instructions.

More than 20,000 people have been revived with naloxone by emergency responders in Pennsylvania since November 2014, according to the governor’s office.

For a list of the participating health centers, click here.

Naloxone is also available at most pharmacies across the state year-round. It is available for free or at a low cost with many insurance plans, the administration said.

Here are the participating health centers in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania:

Carbon County

  •  Carbon County State Health Center – 281 N. 12th St., Suite A, Lehighton, PA 18235

Clinton County

  • Clinton County State Health Center – 215 E. Church St., Lock Haven, PA 17745

Columbia County

  • Columbia County State Health Center – 327 Columbia Blvd., Suite 2, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Lackawanna County

  • Lackawanna County State Health Center – Scranton State Office Building, 100 Lackawanna Avenue, Room 110, Scranton, PA 18503

Luzerne County

  • Luzerne County State Health Center – 665 Carey Ave., Suite 2, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
  • Wilkes-Barre City Health Department – 71 N. Franklin St., Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Lycoming County

  • Lycoming County State Health Center – 1000 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 109, Williamsport, PA 17701

Monroe County

  • Monroe County State Health Center – 1972 W. Main St., Suite 102, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Montour County

  • Montour County State Health Center – 329 Church St., Danville, PA 17821

Northumberland County

  • Northumberland County State Health Center – 247 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunbury, PA 17801

Pike County

  • Pike County State Health Center – 10 Buist Rd., Suite 401, Milford, PA 18337

Schuylkill County

  • Schuylkill County State Health Center – One Norwegian Plaza, Suite 103, Pottsville, PA 17901

Snyder County

  • Selinsgrove Center – 1000 Route 522, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Sullivan County

  • Dushore Fire Department – 212 Julia St., Dushore, PA 18614

Susquehanna County

  • Susquehanna County State Health Center – 157 Spruce St., Montrose, PA 18801

Tioga County

  • Tioga County State Health Center – 44 Plaza Ln., Wellsboro, PA 16901

Union County

  • Union County State Health Center – 1610 Industrial Blvd., Suite 100, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Wayne County

  • Wayne County State Health Center – 615 Erie Heights, Honesdale, PA 18431

Wyoming County

  • Wyoming County State Health Center – 5632 State Route 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

15 comments

  • Giggity-MF-goo

    ahhh a get outta jail card! They should only be allowed one, you OD again, its not an accident. A thought, opinion if you will. Not a fact or doctrine to obsess over.

  • LuAnn Rogers

    wheres the free chemo and insulin
    , epi pens??? Don’t these people matter? Just people who make the decision to take drugs

  • catman5308@yahoo.com

    no need to be responsible for your own actions. the liberal socialists in government will take care of you, on our tax dollars yet again, so go wild. do whatever you want…

  • Granny4

    Where can I get my free epi pen for my grandchild who has severe allergies. Also free insulin, syringes, and needles for my spouse who is a fragile diabetic?

  • Lisa Marshinski

    so 20,000 have been revived, how many have stopped. Aah, they forgot that part. That $10,000,000 Bloomberg gave Wolf will be gone before you know it and not ONE thing will be done about opiods. If they put 1/2 the effort into trying to take the drugs as they are on our guns, they might actually get something done.

  • Charlie 42

    This is good and bad, in my opinion… It can save someone obviously, but most just go back out and get high. The user doesn’t value their own lives, so it’s on the family, friends, etc to give them this medicine and save them. The poor EMTs have to deal with this BS instead of focusing on helping real calls.

      • December Leigh

        So you should realize this is a lie & do your homework before you blindly believe anything printed.
        When the addicts & disabled, Veterans, chronically ill, elderly are gone…..who do you think is next?
        Your time would be better spent reading PUBLIC Gov documents that clearly DEPOPULATION for SUSTAINABILITY.
        Why do you think you will be spared?

    • darkhorse6669

      Somebody in immediate danger of dieing is a BS call for an EMT? What job is more important than saving PEOPLEs lives? You know many addicts whom have cleaned up end up being very successful.

  • Matt Berns

    Isnt this a band aid over a gaping wound? Start showing elementary students videos of overdoses before they learn the hard way. Yes, scare kids straight. Maybe the upcoming generation will have better luck.

    • December Leigh

      It is a “real call” when people OD. Addiction is a disease that stems from complex socioeconomic factors. Ever wonder why the poor people are addicts?
      Anyway, people are “OD’ing ” on “fentanyl” which is mostly amphetamines…..when mixed with heroin it kills them & naloxone doesn’t work because it’s not OD, is it?
      Anyway, that’s another fake statistic, 200,000 lives saved? Naloxone doesn’t work on these people…so resources are being diverted AND they won’t go back & OD again because they’ll be dead!
      And if you people keep believing every number & every lie the gov makes up, without researching or thinking for yourself, you have no chance of survival either.
      They’re targeting addicts & pain patients, now but you’re next.

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