Access to Naloxone
The Illinois Department of Public Health is a strong partner and leader in addressing the opioid epidemic and has developed an easy access Opioid Data Dashboard.
- To find a pharmacy to obtain a naloxone kit for you to have on hand in case of emergency, click on the “Naloxone Distribution Locations” tab on the dashboard. Please note that there is a statewide standing order so no individual order from a physician is necessary.
- The Dashboard also displays all enrolled DHS DOPP/OEND Programs in the state.
Accessing Naloxone through Grant Funded Programs
Federal funds are used for naloxone purchase, training, and distribution to overdose responders, including first responders and bystanders, friends and family members. All of Illinois’ counties have access to naloxone and naloxone trainings through the federal grants described below.
To access naloxone training in your county see the list of federally funded programs at the end of the DOPP report or go to the SUPR website for a list of DOPP sites.
DOPP Report link here
The Federal Grants listed below were awarded dollars to support naloxone expansion in the State of Illinois.
- PDO – Grant to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose Related Deaths – Federal five-year discretionary grant awarding Illinois $1 million/year for naloxone administration, training and distribution. Funds distributed across six high need counties are being served by five agencies to provide training and access to naloxone.
- STR/SOR – State Targeted Response/State Opioid Response to the Opioid Crisis – Federal two-year grant awarding Illinois money to support state efforts to impact the Opioid Crisis. Funds distributed across the state. Ninety-six remaining Counties are being served by 7 agencies to provide training and access to naloxone.