Department of Health and Human Services
  • Refine Search

  • All Results

Harm Reduction Vending Machines

Free Supplies That Save Lives

Find a Vending Machine Near You


In April, an application process was launched for interested entities within Milwaukee County's 19 municipalities. These initial 11 locations were selected based on the quality of their application, on-site interviews, a review of data identifying areas with the greatest need, and an assessment of foot traffic and accessibility. Each vending machine includes Narcan, fentanyl testing strips, medication lock bags and deactivation pouches, and gun locks. These supplies are free and include educational resources. 


Navigate the map below to find a Harm Reduction Vending Machine near you.



Promote Harm Reduction Vending Machines

Distribute the Harm Reduction Vending Machine postcards at events and meetings in the community! 

Share as pictures on your social media pages and print as PDFs to give to others.



Watch the Demonstration Videos

Learn how to use each of the supplies by watching the videos below. Vending machines have the following supplies inside:

What is Harm Reduciton and Safe Use?

Take the training and share with others.

Medication Lock Bags

Secure medications and personal items

Fentanyl Test Strips

Test drugs before taking them

Gun Locks

Secure firearms and reduce physical harm

Medication Lock Bags

Secure medications and personal items

Nasal Narcan Kit

Reverse an overdose and save a life

11 Overdose Reduction Vending Machines Deployed in Milwaukee

A total of 11 free-to-use harm reduction vending machines have been deployed in Milwaukee County, officials have announced. Dispensing fentanyl testing strips, nasal naloxone, medication deactivation pouches, medication lock bags and other supplies, local authorities hope the vending machines will help to curb harms caused by a crisis of drug overdoses.



Milwaukee County $11M opioid harm reduction projects

Vending machines are often associated with snacks and drinks, but a new machine in Milwaukee County is packed with something else – tools to save lives. The first harm reduction vending machine in Milwaukee County was unveiled Monday, March 13. It's located at the Marcia Coggs Human Services Center.



Wisconsin launches Narcan vending machines to reduce overdoses

If you go to a vending machine, its usually to get snacks or a drink. But these days you can get life-saving supplies like Narcan at public places like health centers, libraries and even a police department in a Milwaukee suburb. Enter the Greenfield, Wisconsin, Police Department, and just a few steps to the right in the foyer is a vending machine



Community unites to promote help, hope on International Overdose Awareness Day

 Organizations from across Milwaukee County partnered on Thursday to remember those who died from drug overdoses and share resources to save lives. Presented by RISE Drug Free MKE, events kicked off at Samad's House, a home for women in recovery, to mark International Overdose Awareness Day



Get To Know Our Funders and Partners

This project is supported with State Opioid Response grant funds (TI-22-005) and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant supplemental funding (DCTS Action Memo 2021-10, 2023-08) from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services awarded to Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services. Additional support for harm reduction opioid remediation is provided through Milwaukee County Opioid Settlement funds (2023).


Vivent Health Lifepoint Program

The Vivent Health Lifepoint program Prevention Specialist will manage the restocking of vending machines, act as a liaison to hosting agencies and communicate with BHS - CARS to ensure the successful management of vending supplies.

HRI Vending

For over 30 years, HRI Vending has been Wisconsin’s leader in providing new and refurbished vending machine equipment, services, and parts. HRI vending will provide ongoing servicing to each machine, as needed.


1220 W. Vliet St.

Suite 301

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

Our Vision

Together, creating healthy communities.

Our Mission

Empowering safe, healthy, meaningful lives.

Our Values

Partnership, Respect, Integrity, 

Diversity, Excellence

This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System