Naloxone

Access to free Naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose

Naloxone (commonly known by brand names such as Narcan, Prenoxad or Nyxoid) is a medication which can reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids include illegally obtained drugs such as heroin, or legal drugs prescribed for pain such as oxycodone and fentanyl.

Service details

If you or someone you know is at risk of opioid overdose, you can access naloxone and learn how to use it. cohealth also provides overdose response training and a kit to help you properly use and store naloxone.

Participating pharmacies to access Naloxone:

Westgarth Pharmacy

62 High St, Northcote

(03) 9481 3807

cohealth Pharmacy

365 Hoddle St, Collingwood

(03) 9448 5528

Daffey’s Pharmacy

130 Nicholson St Footscray

(03) 9687 1164

John Silverii’s Pharmacy

333 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

(03) 9481 0671

Footscray Plaza Pharmacy

Shop 1, 18 Albert St Footscray

(03) 9687 1601

Tambassis Pharmacy

32 Sydney Rd Brunswick

(03) 9387 8830

Devonshire Pharmacy

22 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine

(03) 9312 4239

Newton & Leung Pharmacy

272 Smith St, Collingwood

(03) 9416 0100

Terry White Pharmacy

Neale Rd, Deer Park

(03) 9363 6065

Perry Moshidis Pharmacy

22/246 Church St, Richmond

(03) 9428 3640

Soul Pattinson Chemist

83 Watton St, Werribee

(03) 9741 2864

Schneier Pharmacy

113 Elgin St, Carlton

(03) 9347 9727

Lowe’s Amcal & Compounding Pharmacy

69-71 Watton St, Werribee

(03) 9741 2555

Fees & eligibility

Anyone who uses opioids or their family members, friends and carers.

There are a few ways to get training and a Naloxone voucher for yourself or for family members, friends or carers of people who are at risk of overdosing. All training and access to the Naloxone voucher is provided by cohealth’s needle and syringe program (NSP).

  • Visit a cohealth location to arrange for training and a voucher to get naloxone. See below for a cohealth location.
  • Visit your GP for a prescription, then visit a cohealth location for training and a voucher.
  • Access a Naloxone training and a voucher in an outreach capacity if you live in the western suburbs. Call or text 0408 246 696or email ed@cohealth.org.au and they may be able to come to you.

Once you have access to the voucher, you get the Naloxone from one of the local participating pharmacies. See below for a list of pharmacies.

Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, cohealth is providing naloxone for free for people who require it. You can get naloxone for free until 30 June 2022.

Available at 4 locations

Opening hours

Mon 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Tue 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Wed 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Thu 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Fri 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Facsimile: 03 7000 1845
Location details and map

Opening hours

Mon 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Tue 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Wed 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Thu 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Fri 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Facsimile: 9411 4300
Location details and map

Opening hours

Mon 10:30am - 6:00pm
Tue 10:30am - 6:00pm
Wed 10:30am - 6:00pm
Thu 10:30am - 6:00pm
Fri 10:30am - 6:00pm

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Facsimile: 7000 1811
Location details and map

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