​Naloxone Distribution Project

The Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) is funded by SAMHSA and administe​red by DHCS to combat opioid overdose-related deaths throughout California. The NDP aims to address the opioid crisis by reducing opioid overdose deaths through the provision of free naloxone, in its nasal spray formulation. Since October 2018, the NDP had distributed over 601,000 units of naloxone, and recorded over 31,750 overdose reversals.

Apply for Free Naloxone

NDP Information & FAQs

To ensure your request for free naloxone is approved, please carefully review the NDP FAQ & the terms and conditions outlined in the NDP Application prior to submitting your completed application to DHCS for review. 

Please maintain detailed distribution logs and reversal reporting documentation – DHCS may require review of these additional information prior to approving subsequent applications. If applicable, provide your policies and procedures for storage, adequate staffing, details of distribution plans and reversal reporting to avoid delays in processing applications.


Eligible entities and organizations to administer or distribute naloxone through a California Public Health standing order, and to individuals with a valid prescription include, but are not limited to:

  • First Responders
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire authorities
  • Law enforcement, courts, & criminal justice partners
  • Veteran organizations
  • Homeless programs
  • Schools & universities
  • Libraries
  • Religious Entities
  • Community Organizations

NDP Resources  

NDP Overview

NDP Patient Discharge Terms & Conditions

Contact Us

Questions? Contact NDP Team by email: Naloxone@dhcs.ca.gov

Last modified date: 3/30/2021 3:51 PM