Free naloxone to be distributed by Pennsylvania Department of Health in Dauphin County

HARRISBURG, PA (September 18, 2019) – Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III remind residents that the Pennsylvania Department of Health will distribute free naloxone at 95 locations throughout the state, including Dauphin County, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 18 and 25. Residents can pick up the life-saving, overdose-reversal medication at 30 Kline Plaza in Dauphin County.

The state Department of Health issued a standing order prescription to any Pennsylvanian to get naloxone at a pharmacy for anyone who may need it.

Drug overdoses take the lives of seven Pennsylvanians a day, on average.

In 2018, 128 people in Dauphin County died of a drug overdose, up from 104 in 2017.

For more information, or for a complete list of distribution sites across the state, visit

In addition to being able to get naloxone for free at these distribution sites, it is carried at most pharmacies across the state. Naloxone is available to many with public and private insurance at pharmacies either for free or at a low cost.

Additional information on naloxone and a list of resources for preventing opioid abuse and treating it can be found at or by calling Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services at 717-635-2254.