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Governor Wolf: Free Naloxone Available at Clarion County SHC Starting Wednesday

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 12:09 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

20190325-governor-wolf-walgreens-opioidsHARRISBURG, Pa. – As part of the Commonwealth’s second Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, Governor Tom Wolf on Monday reminded all Pennsylvanians that the life-saving, overdose-reversal medication naloxone will be available free on Wednesday, September 18, and Wednesday, September 25. Locally, individuals can pick it up at the State Health Center (SHC) in Clarion.

The naloxone giveaway location in Clarion County is at the SHC in Applewood Center, 162 South 2nd Street, Suite D, Clarion, PA 16214.

Individuals can also pick up naloxone at the Forest County SHC located at 305 South Elm Street, Tionesta, PA 16353.

There are over 95 locations across the state where individuals can pick up a free naloxone kit.

“It’s imperative that we do all that we can to help our fellow Pennsylvanians during the ongoing opioid crisis,” Gov. Wolf said. “We can all be first responders if we come across someone who is experiencing an overdose from heroin or opioids and so receiving and carrying naloxone is vital. That’s why I am encouraging all Pennsylvanians to find a location near them and to pick up a free naloxone kit on Sept. 18 or 25.”

Gov. Wolf first signed a 90-day Opioid Disaster Declaration in January 2018 and recently renewed it for the seventh time. The 17 state agencies working as part of the Opioid Command Center focus on three areas: prevention, rescue, and treatment. Naloxone is a rescue component with more than 25,000 lives saved in the state with the medication.

“When someone is revived from an overdose, we can help move them into treatment and recovery,” Gov. Wolf said. “Without naloxone, we wouldn’t be able to help so many people suffering from opioid use disorder. With it, we are making a difference.”

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