SSM Health Opening Unused, Expired Medication  Collection Kiosks

SSM Health Opening Unused, Expired Medication Collection Kiosks

(WRXX) – SSM Health Illinois has announced that it’s opening collection kiosks at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia to provide the communities with safe, secure, confidential, and convenient ways to dispose of unused or expired household medications.

Officials said MedDrop [TM] kiosks are free, conveniently located, and accessible year-round and are located inside the Emergency Department entrances of Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt. Vernon and St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia and is available 24 hour a day any day of the week. Collected materials will be properly disposed of by Stericycle, Inc.

To use the kiosks, officials noted residents should first make sure that their medication does not include any needles, sharps, aerosols, or batteries, which are not accepted.

All medications should be contained in a sealed bottle or jar (especially liquids, creams, and ointments), and residents should remove or obscure any personally identifiable information. Unwanted medication can then be placed in the MedDropTM kiosk at no cost.

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