Narcan and FTS

What is Narcan and FTS?


NARCAN® is the brand name for the drug naloxone. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is a potentially life saving medicine used for the treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency. Narcan can be easily dispensed in the nose.

If you are interested in obtaining NARCAN®, Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) offers NARCAN® free of charge for residents of Hamilton County. You can make an appointment to receive NARCAN® or become trained by calling 513-946-7800, or HCPH is now offering a free mail order of NARCAN®. 

  • To obtain NARCAN® kit through the mail, fill out a form from HCPH

  • By downloading the Overdose Rescue App you can easily see educational info, emergency overdose help, NARCAN® form, and more!


FTS stands for Fentanyl Test Strips. These are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of fentanyl in different types of drugs and different formulations of drugs such as pills, powders, and liquids. Knowing if fentanyl is present in a substance allows people to take extra steps to reduce their risk of overdose.

  • If you are interested in obtaining Fentanyl Test Strips from HCPH, text FTS to 22999 or fill out this form.

Training and Resources at UC

The Student Wellness Center now offers trainings on Narcan and FTS use and overdose response. Look for our next open training or request one for your group on our GetInvolvedUC page. 

As of January 2024. the University of Cincinnati has installed multiple Naloxboxes across campuses. View a map of the location of these Naloxboxes here. To report an empty Naloxbox that needs to be refilled, please call 513-556-6124.