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The Pain Opioid Epidemic County Platform

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



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We provide a platform that can be used  by local entities  to assist in their efforts to provide solutions to the pain and opioid related problems. The platform includes best practice information, process and related resources to provide services and link to providers at the local level. The Pain Opioid Epidemic Project and Case Presentation websites are focused on  cities, neighborhoods, counties and other local entities. Entities interested in "duplicating" and customizing the websites for their local environment can contact  Citizens4health. 


Montgomery County

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The Political 




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

Steven Katz

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

The Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Treatment Professionals and Facilities 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Law Enforcement 









Professional organizations


The Pennsylvania Medical Society


Health Centers


Norristown Health Center

Pottstown Health Center

Willow Grove Health Center

Community Connections

Montgomery County Emergency Service, Inc. (MCES)

Emergency Medical Services 

Insurance Companies


Criminal Justice System 

District attorney





Academic institutions 

In the News 

Montco Takes Pro-Active Steps in Battle against Heroin and Other Opioid Use


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.


Commissioners approved a new structure for Health and Human Services for Montgomery County

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