Medication Take Back Day planned

Area residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of unneeded medications and/or donate home medical equipment and supplies during an event at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital on Saturday, May 9.

The Pharmaceutical Take-Back and Medical Equipment Drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items will be collected near the Emergency Department entrance of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, 3100 Superior Ave. in Sheboygan.

Pharmaceutical Take-Back

· Prescription and over-thecounter medications accepted

· Cross out identifying information on the containers

· Liquid medications should be kept in the original bottle, then placed in plastic bags

· Syringes must be in sharps container

· Non-medical inhalers, medications from organizations and businesses, as well as items that contain mercury will not be accepted.

Medical Equipment Drive Donations

· Crutches and slings

· Wheelchairs

· Walkers

· Dressing, gauze and tape

· Canes and other types of home medical equipment and supplies

· Hygiene kit supplies, including hand towels, washcloths, bar soap, combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste

· All items must be clean and in good condition

All donations made to the Medical Equipment Drive help support the Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach Program.

The Pharmaceutical Take-Back and Medical Equipment Drive are organized through HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in conjunction with Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 and the Sheboygan Police Department.

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