The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit provides opioid overdose prevention kits containing naloxone. Naloxone is a medication given to temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Some types of prescription and street opioids can include:
A Harm Reduction team member will train current and past opioid users or concerned family and friends of a person at risk of overdose in recognizing signs of an opioid overdose and how to use naloxone. It is not harmful if given for other types of overdose (or if the person hasn’t overdosed), and the only time it would not be given is if the person is hypersensitive to the medication. A health card is not required.
Naloxone Kits — Injectable and Nasal Spray
If your naloxone kit is lost, expired, stolen or used, a new kit can be requested. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act provides certain protections if you are present when emergency services are called.
Kits and training are available from the following locations:
- 12 Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe
- 100 Haddington St., Caledonia
- 117 Forest St E., Dunnville
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Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdose and can save a person’s life. Learn More About Naloxone.
Naloxone Training for Community Agencies
HNHU can provide naloxone kits and training to eligible community agencies to distribute to clients. Learn More About Naloxone Kits for Community Agencies. Learn More About Naloxone Training for Community Agencies.
Naloxone Kits for Fire Departments and St. John Ambulance
HNHU can provide naloxone kits to local fire departments and St. John Ambulance branches to use as part of an overdose response. These are not meant for distribution to clients. Learn More About Naloxone Kits for Fire Departments and St. John Ambulance.