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About

About


OVERDOSE PREVENTION – NALOXONE ACCESS PROGRAM

Equitas Health is offering a limited program to provide increased access to naloxone, a medication used to reverse opioid overdose. When administered during an opioid overdose, naloxone reverses the effects of the overdose within seconds; however it must be administered while calling 911 for medical assistance. It is critical that medical assistance be provided, often times additional doses of naloxone are required for overdose reversal.

Individuals or family members who do not have health insurance or cannot afford the cost of naloxone may be eligible for assistance by completing an application for assistance at Equitas Health’s Short North Medical Center. A limited number of naloxone kits will be available at the Equitas Health Pharmacy to eligible patients on a first come, first-serve basis.


What is Safe Point?

EH-CPH-SPSafe Point is a program of Equitas Health that works under the philosophy of a comprehensive harm reduction model to educate the community about safer drug use and fight the spread of infectious disease. We are committed to making the drug using community healthier while providing access to drug treatment enrollment.

Participants have access to the following services:

  • Syringe access and safer injection use education
  • HIV/STI/Hepatitis C testing and linkage to care
  • Primary medical care
  • Drug intervention treatment referrals & counseling
  • Overdose prevention education
  • PrEP referrals
  • 22G syringes for the trans community

Some services may not be available at all locations or every day. Please contact us to confirm specifics.

Safe Point is a legal program operated by Equitas Health with support from Columbus Public Health.

 

Where & when is Safe Point?

Safe Point is offered every Saturday from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM and every Tuesday from 3PM – 5:30 PM at Equitas Health Short North Medical Center Columbus. Plenty of free parking is available on site.

Equitas Health Short North Medical Center
1033 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Safe point will be offered every Friday from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Southeast, Inc. Franklin Station.

Southeast, Inc. Franklin Station
524B West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

PLEASE NOTE: Safe Point will be CLOSED on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, December 24th.

 

How much does it cost?

Safe Point provides a syringe access program that follows a need-based model. That means people can get new syringes based on their need to use a sterile syringe every time.

 

Do I need an appointment?medical center inside

Walk-ins are welcome; a referral is not needed.

 

Can I remain anonymous?

Yes, you can remain anonymous.