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Community Health Opioid & Addiction Resources

Overdoses

Emergencies

If you see someone overdosing, call 911.

Naloxone (Narcan)

Naloxone is a prescription medicine that reverses opioid overdoses. A standing order prescription allows pharmacists in Pennsylvania to dispense naloxone without requiring an individual prescription. 

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Medical Care and Shelter

Prevention Point Philadelphia provides HIV and HCV testing, free medical clinics, a drop-in center and one of the nation’s oldest needle exchange programs. Call 215-634-5272.

Community Behavioral Health manages behavioral health care for Philadelphia residents who receive medical assistance from the state of Pennsylvania. Call 888-545-2600 for non-emergency services for people looking for bed or treatment.

Pathways to Recovery is an outpatient facility for addiction and mental health assistance at 2301 E Allegheny Avenue. Call 267-765-2385

Homeless Services

Project HOME empowers adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Their Homeless Outreach Hotline is 215-232-1984. Project HOME also publishes a flier called Where to Turn, which lists meals, showers, housing, and other assistance for homeless people.

Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services provides emergency housing and aid to people who are experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. Call 215-686-7175.

Other addiction resources

The Philadelphia Resilience Project is the City’s unified approach to tackle the opioid crisis. It focuses on seven critical mission areas:

  • Clearing major encampments.
  • Reducing criminal activity.
  • Reducing the number of unsheltered individuals.
  • Reducing trash and litter.
  • Reducing overdoses and the spread of infectious diseases.
  • Increasing treatment options.
  • Mobilizing community response.