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Montgomery County Health Dept. Hosts Naloxone Give-Away Day

Post Date:12/05/2018 4:30 PM

Norristown, PA—The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will participate in Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, a statewide initiative to get the overdose reversal medication naloxone to Pennsylvanians and get help for residents suffering from the disease of opioid-use disorder. Naloxone, Narcan, Overdoses, Montgomery County Health, Health Advisory Council

As part of that initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, will sponsor a free “Naloxone Day” distribution to the public on Thursday, Dec. 13th. This will be the largest one-day naloxone distribution nationwide.

Although the initiative targets those who cannot or do not wish to procure naloxone from their pharmacy, anyone who feels they can benefit from having a dose of naloxone on hand can participate; those who may have a substance use disorder, their family or friends, or those who may encounter someone in crisis.

WHAT: Free Distribution of Naloxone Kits

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Montgomery County Office of Public Health Clinics:

  • Pottstown Health Center- 364 King Street, Pottstown
  • Norristown Health Center- 1430 DeKalb Street, 2nd floor, Norristown
  • Willow Grove Health Center- 102 York Road, 4th floor, Willow Grove

Residents will be able to come into the facility and request a free naloxone kit (which includes two doses). One kit per person while supplies last. No personal information will be asked for, or collected. When residents receive their kit, they will also be given a list of participating pharmacies as well as educational material, including two magnets: one magnet that shows the four-step process for administering naloxone and one with the Get Help Now phone number.

 

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