How to obtain naloxone in Virginia:
- Commissioner's Standing order
- Talk to your pharmacist. Naloxone is available under the State Health Commissioner's standing order. In essence, the standing order serves as a prescription written for the general public, rather than specifically for an individual. It is up to each individual pharmacy to decide whether to dispense naloxone under the statewide standing order. It is advisable to contact your pharmacy prior to visiting.
- Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider.
- Contact your Local Health District or Community Services Board. Many local health districts and community services boards dispense NARCAN® Nasal Spray kits at REVIVE! training events, during walk-in clinic hours and at other community events. Check with your local health department or community services board to determine how and when you may be able to obtain a NARCAN® Nasal Spray kit at no cost.
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VDH NARCAN® Distribution Opportunities
Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services share the common goal of increasing access to naloxone. Community services boards, law enforcement agencies, fire service organizations (non-EMS licensed), and public schools are eligible to obtain NARCAN® Nasal Spray at no-cost through the forms below. Licensed emergency medical services (EMS) agencies should submit all requests for no-cost nasal naloxone through the VDH Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). The Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies grant opportunity provides nasal naloxone to licensed emergency medical services (EMS) agencies at no cost for use by certified EMS personnel.