The Wolf Administration will provide free naloxone at 95 locations across the state on Sept. 18 and 25 as part of an initiative to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment.

State health centers and county/municipal health departments will hand out the naloxone, also referred to as Narcan, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last.

In northwestern Pennsylvania, it will be distributed at the following locations and times:

  • Erie County: Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie - Only on Sept. 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Crawford County: Crawford County State Health Center, 847 N. Main St. Suite 101, Parkside Commons, Meadville
  • Warren County: Warren County State Health Center, 2027 Pennsylvania Ave. E., Warren
  • Venango County: Venango County State Health Center, 3298 State Route 257, Seneca

Narcan is used to reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.

In Pennsylvania, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed a standing order which allows anyone to get naloxone without a prescription.