Narcan distribution site moves York City Hall starting Tuesday

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

The site of the monthly Narcan distribution in York City will move to the front of City Hall starting Tuesday.

The distribution of the life-saving overdose reversal medication will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. York City Hall is located at 101 S. George St. 

The York City Bureau of Health, York/Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission and the York Opioid Collaborative have been collaborating to distribute Narcan, a brand name for the drug naloxone, on the fourth Tuesday of each month. 

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The distribution previously was held at the Albert S. Weyer Health Center on West Philadelphia Street.

FILE - The overdose-reversal drug Narcan is displayed during training for employees of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Dec. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. The death of a Connecticut seventh grader from an apparent fentanyl overdose has renewed calls for schools to carry the opioid antidote naloxone. The 13-year-old student in Hartford died Saturday after falling ill in school two days earlier. The school did not have naloxone, which is known by the brand name Narcan. But now city officials are vowing to put it in all schools. Fatal overdoses among young people in the U.S. have been increasing amid the opioid epidemic but remain relatively uncommon. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)

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Individuals can pick up Narcan in front of City Hall and receive a brief training session on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. 

If you are a Pennsylvania resident, you may also receive free naloxone by mail. Click here for more information.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter.