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Having it on-hand can save a life. 

Naloxone Iowa aims to help Iowans who want or need to have naloxone on hand get the tools they need to save a life.

Individuals can get free naloxone without a prescription from a local community-based pharmacy or talk with a pharmacist from the University of Iowa's Tele-Naloxone program and have free naloxone sent to you at home.

In addition, Iowa businesses, organizations and schools can now request free naloxone to use for on-site purposes or to distribute to persons in a position to assist in case of an overdose emergency.

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Naloxone for Orgs


updated 11/17/2023

Naloxone for Iowa Organizations, Businesses, and Schools

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Naloxone for Distribution to Community Members by Organizations

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Naloxone for Iowa Individuals

Naloxone for Iowa Organizations, Businesses, & Schools

The Bureau of Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery is authorized to purchase and distribute free naloxone under the statewide standing order to eligible Iowa organizations, businesses and schools for on-site or distribution purposes.

 Update!  As of November 2023, there is now a new process for organizations, businesses, and schools to obtain and distribute naloxone to community members, especially those at risk for overdose. Since this is a new process, there may be some hiccups at it unfolds! We thank you, in advance for your patience during this time. Please contact us at if you need any assistance. 


Fill out a form for more information and
to receive free naloxo

IMPORTANT: You may need to fill out both forms listed above if you are obtaining naloxone to both have on site and to distribute.

Iowa Organizations, Businesses, & Schools:
​Iowa Law Enforcement & Non-EMS Fire:

 Note:  All EMS-regulated first responder entities should receive training and naloxone (available in multiple formulations) from the Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services at the Iowa Division of Public Health.

Examples of Eligible Sites:​

schools • colleges • emergency departments • county public health offices • certified community behavioral health clinics • community mental health centers • assertive community treatment teams • substance use disorder (SUD) treatment agencies • retail/convenience stores • libraries • restaurants/bars • community or social services • event venues • mobile service providers

Naloxone for Individuals

Naloxone for Individuals in Iowa


Visit with a pharmacy provider using your smartphone or laptop and have free naloxone without a prescription mailed to you wherever you are. This is a program of the Iowa Division of Public Health and University of Iowa Healthcare.

 Community Based Pharmacy Program 

In Iowa, individuals can access free naloxone without a prescription at community based pharmacies through a partnership with the Board of Pharmacy. Visit the Resources page for more information.


Use our map to find naloxone in your community! 

 Important:  Participating pharmacies may change, so please call ahead to make sure the pharmacy is still part of the program.

Can't find naloxone nearby? No problem! Check out Tele-Naloxone to get free supplies mailed to your home!

For Pharmacies: If you are a community-based pharmacy who provides naloxone products under the statewide standing order, and you are not listed on this map, please email to be included in this locator tool.

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