Naloxone (Narcan®) is a safe medication that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. It only works on opioids, such as heroin, prescription painkillers and fentanyl, but it is safe to use even if opioids are not present. Naloxone is available to anyone who wants it.
If a pharmacy is enrolled in the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP), up to $40 of a patient’s copay for naloxone is covered if they have prescription coverage. For a list of participating pharmacies that are enrolled in N-CAP, search the NYC Health Map.
When contacting a pharmacy, ask to speak to the pharmacist about getting naloxone/Narcan®. The pharmacy may need to order the medication. If you have difficulty accessing naloxone at the pharmacy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, Queens
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, onsite and offsite group naloxone trainings are suspended through April. To discuss your options for getting naloxone during this time, email email@example.com.
New York City also has a mobile app, Stop OD NYC, which shows you how to recognize and prevent opioid overdoses, and where to find naloxone near you.