Zepf Center News

Carfentanil in Lucas County

Published Monday, September 12, 2016

Collaborative Effort to Combat Carfentanil

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department strives to keep the public informed and educated on public health concerns. One of the most recent heroin overdoses has been associated with carfentanil. Carfentanil is a large animal tranquilizer. It is a synthetic opioid, which is 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. Given carfentanil’s potency, the community and safety forces are being advised that multiple doses of naloxone may be necessary to reverse an overdose.

If you or a loved one may be at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose, please visit the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department pharmacy to obtain a naloxone kit. You may call 419-213-4026 with any questions on the heroin/opioid overdose reversal kit. Naloxone kits are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm at the Health Department’s pharmacy.  For information on how to get treatment people are urged to contact the Recovery Helpline at 2-1-1. This service is available 24/7.

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is working closely with the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, law enforcement, and other agencies to combat this deadly epidemic. For additional information, please visit the following links:






Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.


The Lovell Foundation of Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grant to Zepf Center

The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant from the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation to Zepf Center in the amount of $31,300. These funds will be used to support the Mosaic Art Project, which utilizes art as a vehicle to connect with people living with mental illness and reduce the stigma of mental illness in our community. 


Behavioral Health Crisis Survey for MHRSB of Lucas County

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County is seeking input from stakeholders to understand the function and quality of behavioral health crisis services in Lucas County, including crisis call lines, mobile crisis teams, psychiatric urgent care centers, peer respite centers, crisis stabilization units, and psychiatric hospitals.



Zepf Centerís Staff Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

Zepf Center is pleased to announce the staff represented by Service Employees International Union 1199 (SEIU), overwhelmingly ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement on June 19, 2019. The agreement merges two bargaining units and unifies the mental health and substance use disorder sides of Zepf Center under one contract.