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.
As part of that initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), 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 2 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.