Free naloxone at Holmesburg Library today

The life-saving medicine is available for free pickup at the Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Wolf administration is giving out free naloxone at Holmesburg Library and nearly 80 other locations in the state as a part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week.

Naloxone is a medicine used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. “The life-saving medication naloxone is essential for all of us to have on hand, particularly if you have a loved one suffering from opioid-use disorder,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement.

The library at 7810 Frankford Ave. is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and the medicine will be available the entire time, said librarian Paul Daka.

“Naloxone has one function: to reverse the effects of opioids on the brain and respiratory system and save someone’s life,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement. “Every Pennsylvanian has a role to play as a potential first responder and can save a life by having naloxone on hand and using it if they come across someone who has overdosed.”

According to the Wolf administration, more than 20,000 people have been revived with naloxone by police officers and EMS providers in Pennsylvania since 2014.

Here is a list of other nearby locations offering free naloxone:

Philadelphia County

  • Lucien E. Blackwell West Library – 125 S. 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • McPherson Square Library – 601 E. Indiana Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • South Philly Library – 1700 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bucks County

  • Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission – 600 Louis Drive, Suite 102A, Warminster, PA 18974
  • Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center – 1286 Veterans Highway., Suite 6D, Bristol, PA 19007
  • Quakertown Branch of the Bucks County Free Library – 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown, PA 18951

Montgomery County

  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Norristown Center, 1430 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19404 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Pottstown Center, 346 King St., Pottstown, PA 19464 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Willow Grove Center, 102 York Road, Suite 401, Willow Grove, PA 19090 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The full statement and list of statewide locations can be found here.