Narcan Available to BC First Nations At No Cost

Nasal Naloxone is available to First Nations Health Authority clients. Adding Nasal Naloxone as a drug benefit is intended to save lives. We  encourage those at risk of an opioid overdose and people close to them to have naloxone and the training to use it.

Quick Facts about accessing Nasal Naloxone for yourself and your loved ones:  

What is Nasal Naloxone (Narcan®)? How do I use it?

  • Nasal Naloxone is the same chemical as injection Naloxone; the only difference is the delivery method.
  • Nasal Naloxone is easy to administer.
  • Learn how to use Nasal Naloxone from your pharmacist.

At the Pharmacy Counter:

  • To access Nasal Naloxone, First Nations in BC may request it directly from the pharmacy. It does not require a prescription from a doctor or nurse practitioner. You will need your Status number and Personal Health Number.
  • Pharmacy claims for Nasal Naloxone will be processed through Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) and not Plan W (Pharmacare).
  • If there is any concern with the claim, you or your pharmacist can call Health Benefits at
    1- 855-550-5454.
  • You can pick up Nasal Naloxone for yourself, a friend or a loved one. The client requesting Naloxone does not have to specify who it is for. However, it will be billed to PBC under the name of the client requesting it.