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Saturday, April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day


When: Saturday, April 27th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Bring unused and expired medications to any of the approved University Hospitals Collection Sites.

If you are unable to attend this event, please visit one of our permanent, year-round collection kiosk locations.

Find a Collection Site

University Hospitals is participating in this year’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27th, 2024. Select University Hospitals locations will host booths where patients can dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications. An ambulatory care pharmacist and a law enforcement officer will staff each booth. Law enforcement will be responsible for taking and discarding collected medications. The pharmacist will be present to discuss methods of drug disposal when take-back events are not available and to answer any general medication-related questions.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a no-questions-asked biannual event (held in April and October) where communities throughout the country set up collection sites for the safe disposal of expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications. Proper disposal of unused drugs can prevent accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose.

Since the majority of people who misuse prescription drugs obtain them from family and friends, often from home medicine cabinets, the Take-Back Day event provides Americans with an opportunity to prevent drug addiction and deaths due to overdose while also helping to protect the environment. In addition, the event serves to educate the general public about medication abuse. Collection sites are held at hospital, retail and clinic pharmacies, as well as law enforcement facilities.

Results from the October 2023, 24th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day:

4675
Total Collection Sites
599897
Pound of Total Weight Collected (300 tons)
4383
Total Law Enforcement Participation

Over 17.9 million pounds (8,950 tons) of prescription drugs collected by the DEA since the first Take-Back Day back in the fall of 2010.


UH Drug Take-Back Day Collection Sites

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at University Hospitals is on Saturday, April 27th, 2024, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for all below locations. Each location will have a pharmacist and a police officer at each site across UH.

Please note that the UH Ahuja, Geauga, Lake West, Portage, TriPoint Medical Centers and Ashland County Sheriff's Office will be providing no-cost glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings during this event.

Free Narcan Kits: All locations will be offering free Narcan kits, free fentanyl test strips and education to the public to help reduce opioid overdoses through Project DAWN.

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Outside the Risman Pavilion under the overhang
3999 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

216-593-5500

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Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Main lobby
1205 E Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805

419-289-6552

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Conneaut Police Station

Inside Police Station lobby, in front of City Hall entrance
294 Main Street
Conneaut, OH 44030

440-593-7440

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Elyria Police Station

Main lobby
18 West Avenue
Elyria, OH 44035

440-323-3302

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University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center

Main lobby
13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024

440-285-6000

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University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center

Pharmacy Driveway turnaround by the main entrance
870 West Main Street
Geneva, OH 44041

440-466-1141

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University Hospitals Lake West Medical Center

Outside main entrance
36000 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094

440-553-8443

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Lyndhurst Municipal Court

Outside Main Entrance of City Hall
5301 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44124

440-461-6500

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University Hospitals Portage Medical Center

Main entrance
6847 North Chestnut Street
Ravenna, OH 44266

330-297-0811

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University Hospitals TriPoint Medical Center

Outside main entrance
7590 Auburn Road
Concord Township, OH 44077

440-375-8100

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Westlake Police Department

Main lobby
27300 Hilliard Boulevard
Westlake, OH 44145

440-871-3311

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UH Permanent Prescription Drug Collection Sites

Available year-round.

Bolwell Pharmacy at UH Cleveland Medical Center

Retail Pharmacy – first floor
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

440-870-8456

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Gates Medical Building

Retail Pharmacy – suite 109
125 East Broad Street
Elyria, OH 44035

440-329-7622

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University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center

Retail Pharmacy – ground floor
13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024

440-285-6000

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Mentor Hopkins Health Center

Retail Pharmacy – suite 114
9000 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

440-255-0800

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Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

Retail Pharmacy – suite 2250
3909 Orange Place
Orange, OH 44122

216-285-0831

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University Hospitals Portage Medical Center

Retail Pharmacy – first floor
6847 North Chestnut Street
Ravenna, OH 44266

330-297-0811

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Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Main lobby
2101 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

216-844-3911

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Westlake Health Center

Retail Pharmacy – suite 1100
960 Clague Road
Westlake, OH 44145

440-827-2730

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