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Executive Director, Community Services Board
Debbie Burcham

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Community Services Board 

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1227
TDD (804) 768-7200
FAX (804) 768-9283

Crisis Intervention
24 Hours/Day
(804) 748-6356
 


Hours
Monday
8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday-Thursday
8 am – 9 pm
Friday
8 am – 5 pm
 

Mailing Address
PO Box 92
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0092

Street Address
6801 Lucy Corr Boulevard
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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REVIVE Training and Medication

REVIVE! is the state’s opioid overdose and naloxone education program, and is offered to professionals, stakeholders and others so that they can learn how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies by administering naloxone.

Can Save Lives for Those Experiencing Opioid Overdose 

In an effort to prevent fatal opioid overdoses, Chesterfield County is launching a program to provide training and free medication, naloxone (also known as NARCAN®), in the community. During the 1.5-hour trainings, participants will learn about how to administer naloxone and about resources available in the community.

NARCAN nasal spray is a prescription medication used to treat an opioid emergency, such as an overdose or a possible overdose, when a person has breathing problems and is not able to respond. The nasal spray is fast acting, safe and easy to administer and may restore breathing and reduce the potentially fatal effects of opioid overdoses.  

NOTE: While using naloxone may temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid emergency, it is still necessary to activate emergency medical services immediately for anyone experiencing an opioid emergency. The medicine in naloxone has no effect on people who are not taking opioid medicines.

REVIVE! Training Dates

REVIVE! training sessions in Chesterfield County will be held on:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Chesterfield
  • Tuesday, April 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Center Street, Chester
  • Tuesday, May 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Chesterfield
  • Tuesday, June 26, 6-7:30 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield

NOTE: The Chesterfield Health District will provide one box, containing two doses, of naloxone nasal spray to everyone who attends a REVIVE! training. A CPR face shield and a pair of gloves also will be provided.

To register, or for more information about the training, contact Debbie Severt, 717-6839, or visit Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services - REVIVE!  

Medication Distribution

Naloxone is being distributed by the Chesterfield Health District, which serves residents in Chesterfield County, Powhatan County and the City of Colonial Heights, in partnership with Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services and other local community services boards.

Who Should Have Naloxone

Those who should consider having naloxone for an opioid overdose emergency include:

  • Individuals, and their household members, who have experienced an opioid overdose;
  • Those who have used naloxone, or prescribed or non-prescribed opioids (including heroin);
  • Those who have received or are receiving medication for opioid-use disorder (such as naltrexone, methadone or buprenorphine);
  • Those who were recently treated for an overdose, or anyone who has used opioids in the past and quit, including individuals released from incarceration or in-patient treatment programs.

NOTE: The medication will be available following REVIVE! training sessions held in the community.

Residents with questions regarding naloxone should contact the Chesterfield Health District at 804-748-1691 or their local health department.

Medication Distribution at the Chesterfield Health Department

Community members who have already completed the REVIVE! training program may pick up the free naloxone medication during walk-in clinics beginning on Friday, Jan. 15.

Clinic Dates and Location

When
Clinics will be held on the first and fourth Friday of each month
2-3 p.m., excluding state holidays.

Where
Chesterfield County Health Department
9501 Lucy Corr Circle
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Contact
804-748-1691

NOTE: No appointment is needed. To receive the medication, individuals must bring proof that they have completed the training, such as a REVIVE! Card or REVIVE! trainer certificate.   

Obtaining Naloxene

In response to the public health emergency, and in partnership with Virginia’s Board of Pharmacy, Department of Health Professions and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Dr. Levine has issued a standing order that allows all Virginians to obtain the drug naloxone.

The standing order serves as a prescription written for the general public, rather than specifically for an individual, removing a barrier to access. The standing order does not remove the cost of the drug if residents obtain naloxone through a private pharmacy.

Background of the Virginia Opioid Addition Crisis

In November 2016, State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a public health emergency.

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