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How to Get a Kit With or Without a Prescription

How Can I Get a Kit?

With a Prescription from a Physician

Take it to a pharmacy to be filled.  If the pharmacy does not have the Naloxone  in stock, they will order it and it  will be there the next day.

Without a Prescription - Pharmacies with Tennessee Collaborative Agreements:

Pharmacies with collaborative agreements are the easiest to purchase Naloxone without a prescription. They use a prescriptive standing order similar to flu shots and shingle vaccine. The pharmacist has to complete training according to the protocol required by law.

​With a Prescription and With Insurance:

Naloxone IS covered by insurance -  private insurance as well as TennCare (with prior authorization).  The easiest way to get a prescription to be covered by insurance is to go to your primary care physician.


IF you are an active user or around active users frequently, TennCare may initially deny the coverage. If this happens, APPEAL this decision and TennCare will approve the prescription.


If you still have problems, call your insurance and request a case manager. This is a person you can go to EVERY TIME with this particular issue or medication and your physician and pharmacist can all call directly to get the coverage approved.


TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse - 8000 free Naloxone Kits

TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse - 8,000 free Naloxone Kits 

Catherine Thatcher Brunson

Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS)

Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County

101 S. Main Street, Suite 465

Clinton, TN 37716-3619


Please try to get Naloxone approved through your INSURANCE prior to taking a free kit.

Naloxone Collaborative Agreement Pharmacies:

  • All CVS

  • All Walgreen

  • All Rite-Aid pharmacies can dispense naloxone in Narcan and other forms of naloxone, as can 54 pharmacists at independent pharmacies including:

  • Belew Drugs in Knoxville and surrounding areas,

  • Victory Pharmacies in the Knoxville area, Vonore Pharmacy,

  • City Drug Store in Maryville, Baggett Pharmacy in Kingston,

  • Smith Drug Store in Rutledge

  • Medicine Shoppes in Jonesborough and Mosheim

  • Pinney’s Prescription Shop in Kingsport

  • Largo Pharmacies in Cookeville and Livingston,

  • Family Wellness Pharmacy in Cookeville

  • R and M Family Pharmacy in Livingston

  • Gibbs Pharmacy in Lebanon

  • Rural Physician Partners in Franklin

  • Comprehensive Wellness Pharmacy in Clarksville

  • Sango Pharmacy in Clarksville

  • Health and Wellness Compounding Pharmacy in Nashville

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Knoxville News Sentinel, June 5, 2017, Kristi L. Nelson

​April 28, 2017

  • Walgreens (all)

  • CVS (all)

  • Vanderbilt Transplant Nephrology

  • Rite Aid Stores (all)

  • Gibbs Pharmacy

  • Comprehensive Wellness Pharmacy

  • Belew Drugs

  • Belew Drugs (Asheville Highway)

  • Belew Drugs (Washington Pike)

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