A business or organization in the State of Maine can receive kits of naloxone free of charge through the Maine Naloxone Distribution Initiative (MNDI) to have a kit on hand in case of an opioid overdose emergency. If your organization is engaged with clients at high risk for an opioid overdose, it can apply to become a Tier 2 redistributor, receiving naloxone kits to dispense to clients.
Organizations wishing to have naloxone on hand or to redistribute it to clients are onboarded as Tier 2 naloxone distributors in the MNDI. At present, there are nearly 200 organizations that have joined the MNDI. Have-it-on-handers currently include businesses, schools, and community facing organizations. Redistributors currently include clinical sites, emergency departments, public health organizations, harm reduction organizations, community organizations, pharmacies, syringe access programs, jails, and shelters. As you can see, many members of the Maine community participate in increasing naloxone availability.
As a prospective Tier 2 organization, you would be onboarded by a Tier 1 primary naloxone distributor. There are four Tier 1 distributors in Maine, each with their own catchment areas: Bangor Public Health (Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties), Maine Access Points (statewide), MaineGeneral (Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo counties), and Portland Public Health (Cumberland and York counties).
The process of being onboarded begins by clicking the button below and filling out a brief form provided by the Office of Behavioral Health. If you would like to talk to someone directly, please see the contact information for each Tier 1 distributor below.
Contact your local Tier 1 naloxone distributor
Bangor Public Health & Community Services: (Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties)
Maine Access Points: (statewide)
MaineGeneral Harm Reduction: (Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo counties)
Portland Public Health: (Cumberland and York counties)