ME EMS naloxone leave-behind program

During 2021, the Maine State Legislature approved a program for Emergency Medical Professionals to leave behind naloxone kits during response calls for persons experiencing overdose. The kits can be left with the person who experienced the overdose or their friends and family. The distribution of naloxone for this program is administered by the Maine Naloxone Distribution Initiative (MNDI) and kits are provided to EMS agencies free of charge. The MNDI is a tiered naloxone distribution program in the state of Maine that provides State-supplied naloxone to a network of community organizations throughout the Maine.

Each county resides in the catchment area of a Tier 1 primary naloxone distribution partner. These Tier 1 organizations include Bangor Public Health & Community Services, MaineGeneral Harm Reduction, and Portland Public Health. To be onboarded into the Maine EMS Leave Behind Program with a Tier 1 partner, click the link below to fill out the Tier 2 onboarding form for Maine EMS agencies. If you have questions, you can also reach out to the Tier 1 partner affiliated with your county. Naloxone for this program is provided to EMS agencies free of charge.

Contact your local Tier 1 naloxone distributor

Bangor Public Health & Community Services: (Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties)
Phone: 207.992.4461

MaineGeneral Harm Reduction: (Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo counties)
Phone: 207.872.4102

Portland Public Health: (Cumberland and York counties)
Phone: 207.756.8022