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 co-pay 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.
Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, Queens
Tremont Neighborhood Health Action Center, 1826 Arthur Avenue, Bronx
The Tremont Neighborhood Health Action Center regularly holds trainings. Visit their training events page for dates and registration. For information on hosting a naloxone training at your organization in the Bronx, email Fernando Tirado at email@example.com.
Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center, 485 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center regularly holds trainings. Visit their training events pages for dates and registration in Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant. For information on hosting a naloxone training for your organization in the Brooklyn area, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-637-5212.
East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center, 158 East 115th Street, Manhattan
Sexual Health Clinics
The Health Department’s eight Sexual Health Clinics provide naloxone as part of their harm reduction services. Patients who are getting clinical services can also receive overdose prevention education and naloxone.
Overdose Prevention Trainers can also come to your site to deliver training. If you have 15 or more people who would like to receive naloxone training, email email@example.com with the following details.
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.