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 in case of an overdose emergency.
Naloxone Iowa Directory
Naloxone for Iowa Organizations, Businesses and Schools
The Bureau of Substance Abuse recently became authorized to purchase and
distribute free naloxone under the statewide standing order to eligible Iowa organizations,
businesses and schools for on-site or work-related purposes only.
Examples of Eligible Sites:
County Public Health Offices,
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics,
Community Mental Health Centers,
Assertive Community Treatment Teams,
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Agencies;
Community or Social-Services;
and Mobile Service Providers.
For more information and to fill out a form to receive free naloxone,
use the following link: Iowa Organizations, Businesses and Schools - Naloxone Request Form
*Law enforcement agencies and non-EMS regulated fire departments should fill out the Law Enforcement and Non-EMS Fire - Naloxone Request Form.
(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 Department of Public Health.)
IMPORTANT: Sites may not distribute naloxone to individuals. Supplies made available directly to worksites, businesses and organizations are intended to reverse overdoses that may be encountered within these locations. Individuals seeking Naloxone for personal use should be directed to the resources below.
Naloxone for Individuals in Iowa
This is a program of the Iowa Department of Public Health and
University of Iowa Healthcare. You can visit with a pharmacy provider
using your smartphone or laptop and have free
naloxone without a prescription mailed to you wherever you are.
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.
The following map will help you find naloxone in your community.
Before going to the location, call ahead to ensure availability.
*Pharmacy participation subject to change. Please call the pharmacy ahead of time to confirm participation in the program.*
Can't find naloxone nearby? No problem! Check out Tele-Naloxone to get free supplies mailed to your home!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in this locator tool.