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Emergency opioid treatments and HIV preventative medications offered

Emergency opioid treatments and HIV preventative medications are now offered in the Northeast Health District.

PrEP is a preventative oral medication that reduces the risk of HIV infection, and naloxone, also commonly known as Narcan, is a nasal spray used to temporarily stop the effects of an opioid overdose. Both resources are available in counties in the Northeast Health District.

PrEP services are available at Clarke County Health Department in Athens, Walton County Health Department in Monroe, and Greene County Health Department in Greensboro. According to the Northeast Health District, they are planning to expand PrEP resources to more counties.

Naloxone is available over-the-counter in all health department clinics in the Northeast Health District at no cost, through its partnership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

More information on access to both resources can be found on the Northeast Health District's website.