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Naloxone, or NARCAN®, is a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. According to a standing order in Missouri, any person who asks for naloxone from a pharmacy for themselves or to help a person who has overdosed can purchase it with or without a prescription.


Considerations

  • Naloxone availability is limited. Call ahead to check if the pharmacy/organization has it in stock.
  • Your insurance may cover naloxone with or without a prescription.

Naloxone is also available for purchase at most Missouri pharmacies without a prescription.

Who Should Carry Naloxone?

Anyone who uses opioids

Anyone who is around those using opioids family members, friends, etc.

First responders

Knowing the Signs

Often times if you're not sure if someone is overdosing, the best thing to do is to treat the situation as such and act right away. Never leave them alone— If they're still conscious, keep them awake and monitor their breathing. You can't always anticipate when an overdose will happen, but with preventative actions and preparedness, you can save someone's life.

Read more on how to identify and respond to an opioid overdose here.

Where to Get Free Naloxone

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

  • Government-based organization

Multiple Locations

Naloxone is offered for free to anyone from the St. Louis County Department of Health. You can visit any of the locations listed below to get naloxone, along with a rescue kit and a brief training on how to use naloxone. A valid ID is required.

John C. Murphy Health Center
6121 N. Hanley Rd. St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 615-0500

North Central Community Health Center
4000 Jennings Station Rd. St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 615-9700

South County Health Center
4580 South Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63127
(314) 615-0400

Prevent + Ed

Prevent + Ed

9355 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO. 63132

Drop-in Hours: 9 a.m until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

St. Louis Empowerment Center

St. Louis Empowerment Center

907 Dock Street, St. Louis, MO 63147

Drop-in Hours: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. every day, Naloxone is also available upon request by emailing naloxone-info@dbsempowerment.org

South County Health Center

South County Health Center

4580 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

John C. Murphy Health Center

John C. Murphy Health Center

6121 N. Hanley Rd., St. Louis, MO 63134

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

North Central Community Health Center

North Central Community Health Center

4000 Jennings Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

MONetwork

MONetwork

4022 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63118