“Harm reduction is an evidence-based approach that is critical to engaging with people who use drugs and equipping them with life-saving tools and information to create positive change in their lives and potentially save their lives.” – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Marion Public Health is a Project DAWN location that offers Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to any interested person to be equipped with this life-saving medication. There is no prescription or cost required to obtain and carry Naloxone. We provide training free of charge on how to use Naloxone.

Kits are available for pick-up at 181 S Main St Marion, OH 43302.
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM

narcan nasal spray

Naloxone training is available for businesses upon request. We teach employers and their employees how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose.

Consider having Naloxone in the workplace for emergency use.

For more information, please call 740-387-6520.

You never know when you will encounter someone having an overdose. You may save a life!

Safe Syringe Program

Sharing needles, syringes, and other injection equipment puts people who inject drugs (PWID) at high risk for getting HIV and other infections, including hepatitis and other infectious diseases. These can be prevented by providing harm reduction services, including access to sterile injection equipment and promoting safer injection practices. Also, this can be done through increasing access to treatment for substance use disorders. 

Marion Public Health offers a Safe Syringe Program (SSP) on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Safe Syringe Program allows participants to receive sterile syringes, education, linkages to access to care, and other community resources.
Tuesdays: 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Fridays: 1 PM – 3:30 PM

For more information call our front desk at 740-387-6520

Local Marion Resources

MPH Sexual Health Clinic (provided by Galion City Health Department)


181 S Main St

Marion, OH 43302

MPH Addiction Medicine Clinic


181 S Main St

Marion, OH 43302

Community Counseling & Wellness Centers


320 Executive Dr

Marion, OH 43302

Center St. Community Health Center


136 W Center St

Marion, OH 43302

Lighthouse Behavioral Health Solutions


206 S Prospect St

Marion, OH 43302

Lighthouse Behavioral Health Solutions


333 E Center St

Marion, OH 43302

Marion Treatment Services


1581 Marion-Waldo Rd Unit 710

Marion, OH 43302

Ohio Guidestone


1199 Delaware Ave Suite 107

Marion, OH 43302



1199 Delaware Ave

Marion, OH 43302

Family & Children First Council – Marion Co.


810 Kenton Ave

Marion, OH 43302

Marion – Crawford Prevention Programs


151 Campbell St

Marion, OH 43302

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


320 Executive Dr

Marion, OH 43302



560 N Main St

Marion, OH 43302

Marion Direct


First Step


1271 Crescent Heights Rd Suite 200

Marion, OH 43302

Other Resources

  • Pathways of Central Ohio 24 Hr. Crisis Line at 211 or 1-800-544-1601
  • Text 4HOPE to 741741
  • National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Page last updated: September 21, 2023