Due to the increasing number of overdoses in the state, the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Division of Disease Prevention (DDP) has begun a Comprehensive Harm Reduction Partner Program (CHRPP). This program allows most businesses, both for-profit and non-profit, to be approved to receive free naloxone (Narcan) from VDH. The goal is to distribute naloxone directly to individuals who take opioids, or to their significant others (family members, relationship partners, close friends, etc.) in order to increase access to this life-saving drug. The CHRPP is possible through collaborations with VDH’s Central Pharmacy and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
The naloxone distributed through this program is a nasal spray, which is easy to administer. Prior to distribution, CHRPP sites must complete:
- Online or in-person training in REVIVE, a course that teaches people how to respond to an opioid overdose and administer Naloxone, and
- Online training in harm reduction education and counseling, which provides techniques for providing education in a short, concise manner and to provide one-on-one harm reduction counseling.
Additional technical assistance is also available from DDP.
To apply, access the link in the resources below. Additional questions can be sent to program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naloxone Ordering Information
Please find the application to become a naloxone distribution site through the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Disease Prevention in this section. It is a REDCap form. Access it by clicking on the button that states, "Apply Now."
Also, at this time, due to purchasing restrictions, we cannot supply naloxone to hospitals or hospital systems.
Last Updated: May 9, 2023