CDPH has issued a statewide standing order to help reduce morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdose by facilitating the distribution and administration of Naloxone Hydrochloride (Naloxone) in California.
Review the Terms and Conditions to determine if you should apply
After reviewing the terms and conditions, apply for a standing order in three easy steps:
Getting naloxone is a separate process from the standing order. After applying to the standing order, apply to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) to receive free naloxone. Review the FAQs (PDF) to learn more.
A standing order is no longer required for Narcan®naloxone nasal spray due to the over-the-counter status. All other formulations and dosages of naloxone, including intramuscular naloxone, will remain available by prescription only and require a standing order to distribute and administer.
Narcan® is a registered trademark of Emergent Operations Ireland Limited.