Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045
(Howard Transit Red Bus Route)
Resources & Information:
Prevention Services provided by HC DrugFree
Avoiding Opioid Overdose - What is Naloxone?
is a prescription medication that reverses an opioid overdose by restoring
breathing. Naloxone is safe, even for children and pregnant women, and has
minimal side effects (nausea and vomiting). There is no potential for abuse or
getting high. Obtain free naloxone medication when you attend a training
at the health department and learn to save a life. See training dates
Upcoming Opioid Overdose Response Program Training
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Heroin Overdose: The Story of Two Sisters
Former Secretary of Maryland Department Of Health and Mental Hygiene Talks About the Dangers of Fentanyl
Losing a Son
Safe Storage and Disposal of Prescription Medicines
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On December 14, 2015, Dr.
Howard Haft, DHMH Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, issued a
allowing all Maryland-licensed pharmacists to
dispense naloxone without a prescription to individuals trained and certified
under the Overdose Response Program. Certificate holders need only present
their certificate at participating pharmacies to receive naloxone.
for more information.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
The Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was created to support providers and their patients with the safe and effective use of prescription drugs. The PDMP is part of Maryland's response to the epidemic opioid addiction and overdose deaths.
Beginning October 1, 2016, practitioners authorized to prescribe Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) in Maryland must be registered with the PDMP prior to obtaining a new or renewal State CDS Registration by July 1, 2017, whichever occurs sooner. This applies to physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, dentists, podiatrists and veterinarians. This mandate does not apply to nurses.
For more information, visit
the Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring page.