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Free naloxone distributed across Pa. to help stop overdoses

WTAE Pittsburgh logo WTAE Pittsburgh 12/13/2018

Naloxone will be provided for free to any Pennsylvania resident who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state Thursday.

It will primarily be distributed at state health centers and county or municipal health departments until 7 p.m. Scroll down for a list of locations in Western Pennsylvania.

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.

The giveaway is part of the Wolf administration's "Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now" week.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine issued a standing order prescription to any Pennsylvania resident to get naloxone at a pharmacy for anyone who may need it.

"The life-saving medication naloxone is essential for all of us to have on hand, particularly if you have a loved one suffering from opioid-use disorder," Gov. Tom Wolf said in a written statement. "We want to ensure that through this opportunity for free naloxone, we can save more lives and get more Pennsylvanians into treatment. Keeping naloxone in your home, work or even in your car can make the difference between someone getting into treatment or dying from this disease."

Distribution locations in Western Pennsylvania:

Allegheny County

  • Allegheny County Health Department Immunization Clinic, Hartley Rose Building - 425 First Ave., 4th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (from 11 am to 4 pm)
  • Allegheny County Health Department Pharmacy - 425 First Ave., 4th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Duquesne University pharmacy - 1860 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Millvale Community Center - 501 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209
  • Turtle Creek Fire Department - 125 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145

Armstrong County

  • Armstrong County State Health Center - 245 Butler Rd., Suite 1, Kittanning, PA 16201

Beaver County

  • Beaver County State Health Center - 500 Water Street, Suite 104, Bridgewater, PA 15009

Butler County

  • Butler County State Health Center - 100 Brugh Ave., Suite 201, Butler, PA 16001

Fayette County

  • Fayette County State Health Center - 100 New Salem Rd., Suite 102, Uniontown, PA 15401

Greene County

  • Greene County State Health Center - 101 Greene Plaza, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Indiana County

  • Indiana County State Health Center - 75 N. 2nd St., Indiana, PA 15701

Jefferson County

  • Jefferson County State Health Center - 200 Prushnok Dr., Suite 202A, Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Lawrence County

  • Lawrence County State Health Center - 106 Margaret St., New Castle, PA 16101

Mercer County

  • Mercer County State Health Center - 25 McQuiston Dr., Jackson Center, PA 16133

Venango County

  • Venango County State Health Center - 3298 State Route 257, Seneca, PA 16346

Washington County

  • Washington County State Health Center - 67 N. Main St., Suite 100, Washington, PA 15301

Westmoreland County

  • Westmoreland County State Health Center - 233 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Monessen State Health Center - 1 Wendell Ramey Ln., Suite 140, Monessen, PA 15062

For more information or to see more locations, click here.

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