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Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. The following programs distribute naloxone kits free-of-charge:

  • Ontario Naloxone Program: Needle syringe/exchange programs, hepatitis C programs and participating community-based organizations distribute nasal spray naloxone kits to clients, their friends and family, and newly released inmates.
  • Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies: Participating Ontario pharmacies distribute injectable and nasal spray naloxone kits.
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correction Services - Take Home Naloxone Program: Individuals in provincial correctional facilities who are at risk of an opioid overdose and would like a kit are trained on how to use nasal spray naloxone and are given kits when they are released from custody.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about naloxone kits with these FAQs for professionals.

Patient information

For patient-friendly information on the naloxone kits that the Ontario government funds, including who is eligible to receive a naloxone kit, please see Ontario.ca/OpioidOverdose.

To find locations where Ontarians can get a naloxone kit, please visit our map locator.

Downloadable poster

Download a free poster informing your clients or patients about the nearest place to get a naloxone kit.


Hear from front-line workers how naloxone kits have helped save lives



“I've used and given numerous naloxone kits out and the success stories just keep rolling in. They directly save lives!”
 — George Daoud, Hamilton Community Pharmacist

“Naloxone is a lifesaving drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. It is incredibly effective — this is a drug that works. It saves lives.”
 — Jason Altenberg, Director of Programs and Services, South Riverdale Community Health Centre

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For More Information

Call ServiceOntario, Infoline at:
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free)
In Toronto, (416) 314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm


If your pharmacy participates in the ONPP and would like to be added to the list, please send an email request to PublicDrugPrgrms.moh@ontario.ca.

In the event that your pharmacy would like to be removed from the list, please send a request and rationale (e.g., change in pharmacy operation, no trained staff, etc.) to PublicDrugPrgrms.moh@ontario.ca.

For either request, please provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your pharmacy name and full address, including contact information (e.g., email, phone, fax)
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