Opioid Response

As part of Cass County's opioid response, the Health Department is launching an opioid overdose prevention initiative that will include free public distribution of naloxone (brand name Narcan) and overdose education throughout the county as well as providing training sessions to the public about how to spot a potential overdose and respond. 

Below you will find educational videos about administering naloxone and how it works, educational materials about how to spot an overdose and what to do, the current locations of our public distribution boxes, and links for local and state resources.

Current Naloxone (Narcan) Distribution Locations:

Cass County Health Department 
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

Heart-N-Hand Program Center
Hours:  Daily 11am-1pm

Compass Health Crisis Access Point (CAP) 1-833-356-2427
Hours:  The CAP is staffed 24/7/365 and is located in Raymore.

Compass Health - Raymore location
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Compass Health - Harrisonville location
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm


Cass Regional Medical Center - Family Practice Clinics:  Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, Garden City, Archie

These locations house public distribution boxes that anyone can access for any reason.  Each location will also have packets of educational materials available.  Please take what you need.

If you or your organization is needing more than a few boxes of Narcan or educational materials, please call our office at 816-380-8425 or send us an email at HealthDepartment@casscounty.com so we can work with you directly to get you the resources you need.

Online Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration Training

These videos, created for first responders, provide great information about addiction, the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, and how to administer Narcan.  The modules also cover the Good Samaritan law for individuals providing care for those experiencing an overdose emergency and dispel some myths regarding the risks involved in providing care to those individuals.

The training was designed for first responders but it may be completed by anyone.  Each module must be completed in one sitting, so please plan accordingly. However, you do not need to complete all five modules at once.  We encourage interested individuals to complete all 5 modules.

Module 1: Addiction as a Brain Disease (30 minutes)
Module 2: Overdose Signs, Symptoms and Responses (15 minutes)
Module 3: Narcan Administration (10 minutes)
Module 4: Risks and Legal Landscape (15 minutes)
Module 5: Field Reporting and Obtaining Narcan (20 minutes)

The modules can also be found on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) website here:  https://health.mo.gov/living/families/more/first-responder-training.php

Narcan/Naloxone Educational Videos