Fentanyl Testing

 WHAT IS FENTANYL?

Pharmaceutical fentanyl is a powerful, synthetic opioid medication that is approved for the treatment of severe pain. Since approximately 2013, there has been a sharp, nationwide increase in overdose deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl which has contaminated heroin and other drug supplies.

Between 2015 and 2017, the rate of fentanyl-related deaths increased nearly 20 times faster than the increase in opioid overdose deaths generally. In 2020 there were 3,946 deaths related to fentanyl in California. 

One way to find out if there is fentanyl in a substance is to test it with a testing strip. Fentanyl testing strips are available for free at these locations in Plumas County.

  • Plumas County Public Health (HAVEN vending machine) 
    270 County Hospital Rd. Ste 206
    Quincy, CA 95971
  • Quincy Wellness Center (HAVEN vending machine)                                                                                                   455 Main St.
    Quincy CA, 95971
  • Portola Resource Center PCIRC (HAVEN vending machine)
    165 Ridge St.                                                                                                                                                                              Portola, CA 96122                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Portola Wellness Center                                                                                                                                                  280 E. Sierra ave                                                                                                                                                                    Portola, CA 96122
  • Chester Wellness Center (HAVEN vending machine)
    372 Main St.                                                                                                                                                                  Chester, CA 96020

 

To find out more about fentanyl testing to prevent overdoses, click here.

 

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