Naloxone Distribution to Community Partners

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) share the common goal of increasing naloxone access for all Virginians. Due to limited resources, VDH is prioritizing high-priority individuals to receive no-cost naloxone. High priority individuals include people who use drugs (PWUD), family members, friends or coworkers of PWUD and people who work directly with PWUD. VDH continues to support individuals who may not be at highest risk of experiencing or witnessing an opioid overdose by identifying alternative avenues for naloxone access.

Authorized comprehensive harm reduction sites, community services boards, local health departments, first responders (law enforcement agencies, fire service organizations, licensed emergency medical services (EMS) agencies), public schools and high priority community partners (homeless service providers, treatment and recovery centers, rehabilitation facilities, and community-based organizations that serve high-risk populations) are eligible to obtain naloxone at no-cost from VDH. Eligibility criteria are subject to change.

All naloxone nasal spray, including brand Narcan, that has been distributed by the Virginia Department of Health is still a prescription product. If you have received no-cost naloxone from VDH, it is still required to dispense the product in accordance with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy Naloxone protocol, which includes utilizing the Statewide Standing Order for Naloxone.

Naloxone and Test Strips Request Process for Eligible Community Partners

Step 1: Apply

Use this form to APPLY if it is the first time your organization has requested naloxone OR if your organization’s agreement with VDH has expired. Once all signatures are obtained and the agreement is executed, the organization is responsible for ensuring the agreement is updated before expiration date.

To renew an existing agreement, please contact

Step 2: Order

Use this form to ORDER after your organization has a fully executed agreement with the Virginia Department of Health for provision of naloxone.

If you are unsure whether your organization has an executed agreement or if an agreement is still active, please contact

Step 3: Return

Please use this form to RETURN expired, unused, or damaged naloxone to the Virginia Department of Health. Sites are required to return expired, unused, or damaged naloxone kits and may not distribute them to other organizations.