As part of Cass County's opioid response, the Health Department is launching an opioid overdose prevention initiative that will include free public distribution of naloxone (brand name Narcan) and overdose education throughout the county as well as providing training sessions to the public about how to spot a potential overdose and respond.
Below you will find educational videos about administering naloxone and how it works, educational materials about how to spot an overdose and what to do, the current locations of our public distribution boxes, and links for local and state resources.
Current Naloxone (Narcan) Distribution Locations:
These locations house public distribution boxes that anyone can access for any reason. Each location also has fentanyl test strips and packets of educational and harm-reduction materials available.
Heart-N-Hand Program Center
Compass Health Crisis Access Point (CAP)
Hours: The CAP is staffed 24/7/365
Compass Health - Raymore location
Pleasant Hill Medical Clinic
Cass County Health Department
Compass Health - Harrisonville location
Garden City Medical Clinic
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8am-5pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 8am-7pm
Archie Medical Clinic
Additional Naloxone/Narcan Resources
If you or your organization need more than a few boxes of Narcan or educational materials for distribution to at-risk populations, please call our office at 816-380-8425 or send us an email at HealthDepartment@casscounty.com so we can work with you directly to get you the resources you need.
NEXT Distro is an online and mail-based harm reduction service designed to reduce opioid overdose deaths, prevent injection-related disease transmission, and improve the lives of people who use drugs.
Through the website, you can request injectable intramuscular naloxone or Narcan nasal spray to be mailed to your home if you are unable to access naloxone locally.
Online Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration Training
These videos, created for first responders, provide great information about addiction, the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, and how to administer Narcan. The modules also cover the Good Samaritan law for individuals providing care for those experiencing an overdose emergency and dispel some myths regarding the risks involved in providing care to those individuals.
The training was designed for first responders but it may be completed by anyone. Each module must be completed in one sitting, so please plan accordingly. However, you do not need to complete all five modules at once. We encourage interested individuals to complete all 5 modules.
Module 1: Addiction as a Brain Disease (30 minutes)
Module 2: Overdose Signs, Symptoms and Responses (15 minutes)
Module 3: Narcan Administration (10 minutes)
Module 4: Risks and Legal Landscape (15 minutes)
Module 5: Field Reporting and Obtaining Narcan (20 minutes)
The modules can also be found on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) website here: https://health.mo.gov/living/families/more/first-responder-training.php