Montgomery County, PA
Montgomery County is the third largest county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of more than 815,000 residents.
Montgomery County Website
OPIOID ASSOCIATED DEATHS 2014
103 in 2009
180 in 2013
253 in 2016
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Opioid Pain Ecosystem Stakeholders
Political Organizations and Services
Dr. Valerie Arkoosh ( Chair of the county commissioners)
Mr. Bruce L. Castor, Jr.
Board of Health: Board Members
Michael B. Laign, Chair
Francis Jeyaraj, MD
Barbara Wadsworth, DNP
Martin D. Trichtinger, MD
Human Services Departments: Health Department
Dr. Valerie Arkoosh (interim Medical Director)
Denise Wallin (interim Director of Health)
Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities
Norristown Health Center
Pottstown Health Center
Willow Grove Health Center
Montgomery County Emergency Service, Inc. (MCES)
Emergency Medical Services
Treatment Professionals and Facilities
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities On PolicyMap
Criminal Justice System
Physicians: The Pennsylvania Medical Society
In the News
Norristown, PA (October 15, 2015) – Montgomery County continues to take aggressive steps in its battle to reduce the number of heroin and opioid-related overdoses in the county. At the bi-weekly meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Thursday, Commissioner Val Arkoosh, who is also the interim medical director of the county health department, announced that she has issued a countywide standing order for naloxone, also known as narcan. The standing order allows any licensed pharmacy in the county, which chooses to participate, to dispense naloxone to individuals at risk of a heroin or opioid-related overdose, or to close friends or family of someone at risk.