Overdose Education and Narcan® Distribution

Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is a medication that can be used to quickly reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug. Types of opioid drugs include heroin, fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine, or codeine methadone. 

Sandusky County Public Health is making Naloxone (NARCAN®) available to residents of Sandusky County at NO CHARGE. This is made possible through by the Overdose Education and NARCAN® Distribution Program (also known in Ohio as Project DAWN). This program educates opioid users, their family members, or their friends on how to recognize the signs of an opioid drug overdose, administer Narcan®/naloxone, provide rescue breathing and call emergency medical services.  

Free naloxone (Narcan®) kits are available to Sandusky County residents who request a kit by appointment or mail order. You may request one kit per person. If you need a replacement kit, you will need to schedule an appointment or complete another online request form. 

If you are a community service entity and wish to request a kit, please contact health department staff at 419-334-6377 or narcan@scpublichealth.com. 

Image of the naloxone kit and its contents:

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Items included in the kit you will receive:

  • 2 doses of Naloxone Hydrochloride (Narcan®) 2 mg pre-filled syringes

  • 2 MAD intranasal devices (attaches to the syringe to deliver the medicine through the nose/nostril)

  • 2 Face shields

  • 1 Project Dawn informational brochure

  • 1 Project Dawn Quick Reference Guide

  • 1 Project Dawn Overdose Prevention Education video

  • 1 Project Dawn carrying bag

*Kit should be kept at room temperature

Instructions on how to attach the MAD intranasal device to the pre-filled syringe is located on the back of the naloxone box.

Image below is a close-up of the included pre-filled naloxone attached to the intranasal device and ready to use. This type is given intranasally (through the nose/nostril) 


Sandusky County Public Health can be contacted 24 hours a day in the event of an after-hours public health emergency. 

After hours call the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 419-334-6433 and ask to speak to a Public Health Official.


Public health emergencies could include:

An immediate environmental health hazard (e.g. drinking water contamination)

An infectious disease of immediate public health concern

(a Class A reportable disease, which requires disease reporters to contact the health department immediately by phone)