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SCMC is now a Naloxone Access Point (NAP)

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As the opioid epidemic has evolved over the past three decades, so has the need and reach for resources and help.

Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC) is an Overdose Prevention Partner as designated by the Steve Rummler HOPE Network (SRHN) and a registered Naloxone Access Point (NAP) through the SRHN. We now provide naloxone (the opioid overdose reversal medication), training and education, organizational policies and fentanyl test strips to the public at no cost.

What is a NAP site?
A Naloxone Access Point (NAP) is a publicly accessible pick-up site for naloxone, the lifesaving opioid overdose antidote. At SCMC, we are trained in the recognition and treatment of acute opioid overdose and as a registered NAP site, SCMC can provide naloxone kits and fentanyl test strip kits to the community at no cost. The kits include QR codes that link to training and support resources. There are free online naloxone training course that cover topics such as how to recognize an opioid overdose, how to administer naloxone, and how to safely store your kit.

Steps to request a kit?
When a person requests a kit, a qualified medical provider (RN, MD, DO, PA-C, CNP or Pharmacist) trained in opioid overdose education will review the the individual’s eligibility for a kit using the following criteria, all criteria must be met.
The person requesting the kit must be:
• A current opioid user, an individual with a history of opioid use, or someone with contact with opioid users;
• At risk for overdose or likelihood of contact with someone at risk;
• Able to understand and willing to learn the essential components of Overdose Prevention and Response and naloxone administration either by scanning the QR code on the kit bag or by reading the instruction card provided in the kit.
• To request a kit, call the SCMC nursing station (320) 589-7677 or just stop by to request a kit.  

Program requirements SCMC adheres to:
• All NAP partners will be identified on a statewide map hosted on the SRHN website
• NAPs must be open to the public and have regular hours of operation. SCMC is open 24 hrs/day, 365/yr.
• We are trained in the recognition and treatment of acute opioid overdose.

To learn more about SRHN and other NAP sites visit