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Naloxone Distribution Project

As of Spring 2023, naloxone and fentanyl strips are free to pick-up at the Student Health Services building through Health Promotion Services. Here you can submit a request form, which includes an informational video and knowledge check. This will need to be completed prior to pick-up.

Fill out the request form

Pick up will take place at Student Health Services by appointment only. To request a pick up, please email On the day of pick-up, please check in at the front desk and display your green thumb. Staff will then direct you to the pick-up location.

If you or someone you care about needs support around drug use or would like to learn more about harm reduction, check out our Health Coaching service. For questions, please contact

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Where do I go for help?

If ever there is an emergency, you are encouraged to call 911 immediately. UC San Diego has the Medical Amnesty Policy and the State of California has the Good Samaritan Law. These state that students who call for help and those who need help will generally not be sanctioned for violations associated with the incident. 

Medical Amnesty Policy

Students are strongly encouraged to seek medical assistance for emergencies related to alcohol, controlled substances, COVID-19 tracing, or Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment by contacting the closest University or Public Official (e.g., R.A./H.A., Staff, law enforcement, etc.), campus police (858-534-HELP(4357)), or 911. Students who are afraid to seek help because of violations of the Student Conduct Procedures will not be subject to the formal student conduct process, so long as they are seeking help for themselves or others under the Medical Amnesty Program. For more information: Medical Amnesty Program (MAP).

California Good Samaritan Policy

Under California Health and Safety Code 11376.5, a person will not be charged with drug possession or use crimes if that person: acts in good faith, and seeks medical assistance/emergency medical services for another person experiencing a drug-related overdose. This law was designed to encourage a witness of a drug-related overdose to call 911 or seek emergency help in a timely manner to save the life of the overdose victim. For more information: Understanding California’s 911 Good Samaritan Law.

Have you used the naloxone from the Health Promotion Services’ Naloxone Distribution Project?

If so, please report the usage at this link. This will help us better understand how to serve the UC San Diego community. All responses are anonymous.