Clay County Public Health is committed to increasing community access to the life-saving medication naloxone. Naloxone is an antidote to overdose of opioid drugs. It works by blocking the effects of opioids in a person’s system, helping to restore breathing.
Naloxone comes in two formulations in the community:
Narcan Nasal Spray: NARCAN® Nasal Spray is a prefilled, needle-free device that requires no assembly, which can deliver a single dose into one nostril while the patient lies on their back.
Injectable (professional training required) - Naloxone injection comes as a liquid solution to be injected into a vein (intravenous), into the muscle (intramuscular) or under the skin (subcutaneous).
Where Can I Access Naloxone?
NARCAN® Nasal Spray is now available to purchase over the counter at participating pharmacies. Contact your local pharmacy to verify availability.
Naloxone Access Points (NAPS) - publicly accessible pick-up site for fentanyl test strip kits and naloxone:
Harm Reduction Center 510 5th Street North Fargo, ND 58102
Naloxone Access Point (NAP):
Naloxone in various forms is available through Clay County Public Health by individual request or by participating in an Opioid Overdose Response and Naloxone Administration Training. Please note, the type of naloxone given is dependent upon on stock availability from the distributor and may be either the intramuscular injection or the nasal spray Narcan.
Please contact the Opioid Program Manager for all inquiries regarding naloxone access and training: