NARCAN ANNOUNCEMENT - The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has made naloxone HCI (a.k.a. NARCAN® nasal spray), an opioid antagonist, more readily available to reverse the effect of opioid overdoses. Distribution programs, beyond medical and trained first responders, have been proven to show a reduction in overdoses demonstrating positive results.

Although our campus has not had a reported overdose, the Champaign-Urbana community has experienced several deaths.

To be proactive, McKinley Health Center has coordinated efforts with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), to offer NARCAN® in McKinley Health Resource Centers across campus.

NARCAN® Access Locations Include:

* McKinley Health Center Pharmacy
* Illini Union, lower level in the Computer Lab and Student Space (CLASS)
* The vending machine at the Student Dining & Residential Programs Building (SDRP), Ikenberry Commons, mail room area
Students will be allowed access to NARCAN® once per semester. The item will come with instructions and educational information about preventing and treating overdoses. Doses are available now.

Faculty/Staff may present their i-Card and acquire NARCAN® at McKinley’s Health Resource Center at the Illini Union or through CUPHD.

Additionally, NARCAN® will be added to 71 public-access AED units on campus.


Friday, December 2, 2022 - 08:45