Pa. giving away free Narcan kits across the state. Here's where to get them

Jim Melwert
December 06, 2018 - 2:14 pm
The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is handing out anti-opioid-overdose medication across the state Thursday, including at more than a dozen locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. 

The kits include two doses of Narcan (the common brand name of naloxone), which can reverse an opioid overdose, along with two magnets — one that explains how to use it, and another with a phone number to call for help with addiction.

“Having wide access to Narcan is one of our most powerful tools to make sure people can stay alive long enough to get into treatment,” Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said.

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Arkoosh says Narcan will be available at the county health centers in Norristown, Pottstown and Willow Grove. In the city, it can be picked up at the Holmesburg, McPherson Square, Lucien Blackwell, and South Philly libraries. 

"Kits will be available for as long as supplies last, and no personal information will be asked for or collected," Arkoosh said.

Distribution begins at 11 a.m. and goes to 7 p.m., or until they run out. No appointments are necessary, and there are no requirements for IDs or fees.

Narcan is available at most pharmacies across the state without a prescription. It works by blocking the opioid receptors in the brain, allowing for the overdose victim to be revived in most cases. 

A full list of distribution sites follows:

Bucks County

  • Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission – 600 Louis Dr., Suite 102A, Warminster, PA 18974 
  • Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center – 1286 Veterans Hwy., Suite 6D, Bristol, PA 19007 
  • Quakertown Branch of the Bucks County Free Library – 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown, PA 18951

Chester County

  • Chester County Department of Health – 601 Westtown Rd., Suite 290, West Chester, PA 19382
  • Chester County Public Safety Training Campus, 137 Modena Road, Coatesville, PA

Delaware County

  • Delaware County State Health Center – 151 W. Fifth St., Suite 1, Chester, PA 19013

Montgomery County

  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Norristown Center, 1430 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19404 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Pottstown Center, 346 King St., Pottstown, PA 19464 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Willow Grove Center, 102 York Rd., Suite 401, Willow Grove, PA 19090 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Philadelphia County

  • Holmesburg Library – 7801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Lucien E. Blackwell West Library – 125 S. 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • McPherson Square Library – 601 E. Indiana Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • South Philly Library – 1700 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Adams County

  • Adams County State Health Center – 424 E. Middle St., Suite 1, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Allegheny County

  • Allegheny County Health Department Immunization Clinic, Hartley Rose Building – 425 First Ave., 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Allegheny County Health Department Pharmacy – 425 First Ave., Fourth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Duquesne University Pharmacy – 1860 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Millvale Community Center – 501 Lincoln Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15209
  • Turtle Creek Fire Department – 125 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145

Armstrong County

  • Armstrong County State Health Center – 245 Butler Rd., Suite 1, Kittanning, PA 16201

Beaver County

  • Beaver County State Health Center – 500 Water Street, Suite 104, Bridgewater, PA 15009

Bedford County

  • Bedford County State Health Center – 130 Vindersmith Ave., Suite A, Bedford, PA 15522

Berks County

  • Berks County State Health Center – 625 Cherry St., Room 401, Reading, PA 19602

Blair County

  • Blair County State Health Center – 615 Howard Ave., Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601

Bradford County

  • Bradford/Sullivan County State Health Center – 142 Colonial Dr., Towanda, PA 18848

Bucks County

  • Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission – 600 Louis Dr., Suite 102A, Warminster, PA 18974 
  • Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center – 1286 Veterans Hwy., Suite 6D, Bristol, PA 19007 
  • Quakertown Branch of the Bucks County Free Library – 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown, PA 18951 

Butler County

  • Butler County State Health Center - 100 Brugh Ave., Suite 201, Butler, PA 16001

Cambria County

  • Cambria County State Health Center – 184 Donald Ln., Suite 1, Johnstown, PA 15904

Cameron County

  • Cameron County Recreation Center – 300 S. Chestnut St., Emporium, PA 15834

Carbon County

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

Centre County

  • Centre Life Link EMS – 2580 Park Center Blvd., State College, PA 16801

Chester County

  • Chester County Department of Health – 601 Westtown Rd., Suite 290, West Chester, PA 19382

Clarion County

  • Clarion County State Health Center – Applewood Center, 162 S. 2nd St. Suite D, Clarion, PA 16214

Clearfield County

  • Clearfield County State Health Center – 1125 Linden St., Suite 1, Clearfield, PA 16830

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

Crawford County

  • Crawford County State Health Center – 847 N. Main St., Suite 101, Meadville, PA 16335

Cumberland County

  • Cumberland County State Health Center – 431 E. North St., Carlisle, PA 17013

Dauphin County

  • Dauphin County State Health Center – 30 Kline Plaza, Harrisburg, PA 17104

Delaware County

  • Delaware County State Health Center – 151 W. Fifth St., Suite 1, Chester, PA 19013

Elk County

  • Elk/Cameron County State Health Center – 778 Washington Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857

Erie County

  • Blasco Library, 2088 Interchange Rd., Erie, PA 16565

Fayette County

  • Fayette County State Health Center – 100 New Salem Rd., Suite 102, Uniontown, PA 15401

Forest County

  • Forest County State Health Center – 305 S. Elm St., Tionesta, PA 16353

Franklin County

  • Franklin County State Health Center – 375 Floral Ave., Suite 1, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Fulton County

  • Fulton County State Health Center – 182 Buchanan Trail, Suite C, McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Greene County

  • Greene County State Health Center – 101 Greene Plaza, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Huntingdon County

  • Huntingdon County State Health Center – 6311 Margy Dr., Suite 1, Huntingdon, PA 16652

Indiana County

  • Indiana County State Health Center – 75 N. 2nd St., Indiana, PA 15701

Jefferson County

  • Jefferson County State Health Center – 200 Prushnok Dr., Suite 202A, Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Juniata County

  • Juniata County State Health Center – 809 Market St., Port Royal, PA 17082

Lackawanna County

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

Lancaster County

  • Lancaster County State Health Center – 1661 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

Lawrence County

  • Lawrence County State Health Center – 106 Margaret St., New Castle, PA 16101

Lebanon County

  • Lebanon County State Health Center – 9 N. 9th St., Lebanon, PA 17046

Lehigh County

  • Lehigh County State Health Center – 3730 Lehigh St., Suite 206, Whitehall, PA 18052
  • Allentown City Bureau of Health – Alliance Hall, 245 North 6th St., Allentown, PA 18102

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 18701

Lycoming County

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

McKean County

  • McKean County State Health Center – 84-90 Boylston St., Bradford, PA 16701

Mercer County

  • Mercer County State Health Center – 25 McQuiston Dr., Jackson Center, PA 16133

Mifflin County

  • Mifflin County State Health Center – 21 S. Brown St., Suite 2A, Lewistown, PA 17044

Monroe County

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

Montgomery County

  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Norristown Center, 1430 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19404 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Pottstown Center, 346 King St., Pottstown, PA 19464 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Willow Grove Center, 102 York Rd., Suite 401, Willow Grove, PA 19090 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Montour County

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

Northampton County

  • Northampton County State Health Center – 1600 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042
  • Bethlehem City Bureau of Health – 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 19404

Northumberland County

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

Perry County

  • Perry County State Health Center – 153 Red Hill Road, Newport, PA 17074

Philadelphia County

  • Holmesburg Library – 7801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Lucien E. Blackwell West Library – 125 S. 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • McPherson Square Library – 601 E. Indiana Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • South Philly Library – 1700 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pike County

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

Potter County

  • Potter County State Health Center – 295 U.S. Route 6 West, Suite 1, Coudersport, PA 16915

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

Somerset County

  • Somerset County State Health Center – 651 S. Center Ave., Somerset, PA 15501

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

Venango County

  • Venango County State Health Center – 3298 State Route 257, Seneca, PA 16346

Warren County

  • Warren County State Health Center – 2027 Pennsylvania Ave. East, Warren, PA 16365

Washington County

  • Washington County State Health Center – 67 N. Main St., Suite 100, Washington, PA 15301

Wayne County

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

Westmoreland County

  • Westmoreland County State Health Center – 233 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Monessen State Health Center – 1 Wendell Ramey Ln., Suite 140, Monessen, PA 15062

Wyoming County

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

York County

  • York County State Health Center – 1750 N. George St., York, PA 17404
  • York City Bureau of Health – 435 W. Philadelphia St., York, PA 17401

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KYW Newsradio's Dan Wing contributed to this report.