Narcan (naloxone) is available at most pharmacies through a standing order. This means you do not need a prescription to obtain a Narcan kit, but may need to pay a small co-pay between $5 and $15 dollars based on your insurance. Narcan is free with Mass Health. See the list below for a list of pharmacies in Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region that carry Narcan:
Narcan kits can also be obtained for free at the following locations:
- Tapestry Health: 277 Main St. in Greenfield (Suite 404A), (413) 773-8888, www.tapestryhealth.org
- Center for Human Development: 131 West Main St. in Orange, (978) 544-2148, www.chd.org
- Learn to Cope Meetings: Greenfield meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 7 PM, at Greenfield Community College (Room C208) or Gardner meetings are held on Tuesdays, 7 PM at Heywood Hospital (Room A).
Overdoses happen fast and knowing how to help can be overwhelming. Click here to download [PDF] a one-page guide that outlines what to do if someone is having an overdose and how to give naloxone.
Click here to download [PDF] materials about the importance of calling 911 during an overdose. You are welcome to print, display and distribute these in your community or organization.