Call 911
Call 911 if someone is immediate need of naloxone, also known as Narcan.

You can get a referral for opioid overdose prevention programs, where people can receive naloxone (Narcan) and learn how to use it to reverse an overdose. There is no out-of-pocket expense. Client information is kept confidential.

If you need to refill Naloxone, or if has been used, lost, damaged or expired, you can get a list of pharmacies where you receive it without a prescription.

Overdose prevention training and naloxone is available at drug treatment centers, harm reduction programs, and other community-based organizations.

You can get a list of pharmacies where people can receive naloxone without a prescription. There may be a cost depending on your insurance coverage.

You can provide feedback about a pharmacy you visited to get naloxone or general comments about access to naloxone by calling 311. You can also send an email to pharmacynaloxone@health.nyc.gov.

Online

Find a community-based organization that offers Naloxone for free.

Find a pharmacy that can provide Naloxone.

Get a list of opioid overdose prevention programs.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: NYC Well Hotline
  • Phone Number: (888) 692-9355
  • Business Hours: 24 Hours

Naloxone is a medication that:

  • Can reverse an opioid overdose
  • Has no effects on alcohol or other drugs
  • Takes 2 to 5 minutes to start working and lasts 30 to 90 minutes
  • May require more than one dose
  • May cause chills, nausea, vomiting, agitation, muscle aches until it wears off

You can get naloxone with or without insurance. Many insurance companies cover naloxone with little to no co-pay.

The cost of naloxone without prescription coverage is around:

  • $45 for the multi-step intramuscular injection.
  • $85 for the multi-step nasal spray.
  • $150 for the single-step nasal spray.
  • $4,000 or more for the auto-injector.

Naloxone is also available for free at community programs throughout the city.

Get information about Naloxone including locations of pharmacies that carry it.

Find a pharmacy that can provide Naloxone.

Opioids include prescription painkillers and heroin. Opioids can cause a person’s breathing to slow or stop.

You should avoid:

  • Mixing opioids with other medications or drugs, alcohol or cocaine.
  • Taking opioids when alone.
  • Taking more opioids than usual.