When administered after an overdose, naloxone can counter-act the life-threatening effects of opioid drugs and keep individuals who have overdosed alive until emergency medical help arrives.
Naloxone at county health centers
The Health Department offers free naloxone kits to the Northern Kentucky community through its county health centers and during the syringe access exchange programs. Kits will be available at the following days, times and locations.
- Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Boone County Health Center, 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence, Ky. 859-363-2060.
- Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the syringe access exchange program operating in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Urgent Care Newport/Ft. Thomas, 1400 N. Grand Ave., Newport, Ky.
- Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Campbell County Health Center, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky. 859-431-1704.
- Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown, Ky. 859.824.5074. Note: The syringe access exchange program is also offered during this time
- Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the syringe access exchange program operating in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Covington, 1500 James Simpson Jr. Way, Covington, Ky.
- Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kenton County Health Center, 2002 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky. 859-431-3345.
The kits include
- Two doses of nasal spray naloxone
- A pamphlet with directions on how to use naloxone
- Information about treatment resources including the Northern Kentucky Addiction Helpline (859-415-9280).
Before receiving a naloxone kit, individuals will receive a 10-to-15 minute training from a Health Department nurse.