Safely dispose of unused meds

October 2, 2019

Looking for a way to dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications? Goshen Health now offers a safe and secure medication disposal solution at Goshen Hospital.

“We encourage everyone to dispose of their expired or unused medication and are pleased to provide a safe and convenient collection kiosk for our community,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “Excess prescription or over-the-counter drugs pose a significant health risk both to individuals in your home and to our environment. Our kiosk is a great option to reduce this risk.”

The MedSafe disposal box at Goshen Hospital is made of 14-gauge powder-coated stainless steel with a double-locked access door for security. The kiosk meets all DEA regulations, providing a much-needed service to the community.

Below is a list of acceptable items that can be dropped off:
•    prescription medications
•    over-the-counter medications
•    liquid medication bottles - all in original packing if possible.

Items not accepted: illegal drugs, needles/syringes or sharp containers, medical devices, batteries, aerosol cans, inhalers, chemicals, mercury-containing devices, radio-pharmaceuticals and liquid antineoplastic agents.

The medication disposal kiosk is now available in Goshen Hospital’s main lobby. Other safe places to dispose of medication are the Goshen Police Station and Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

A safe and secure medication disposal kiosk is now available in Goshen Hospital’s main lobby.