Med Bank

Do you or someone you know struggle to pay for your medicine?

What is the Med Bank?

The New Hampshire Med Bank is a charitable pharmacy that collects unused, unexpired, non-controlled medications from licensed healthcare facilities and dispenses them at no cost to NH residents who cannot afford their medications. The pharmacy operations are overseen by the Pharmacist-in-Charge, who is supported by a team of volunteer pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The NH Med Bank team dispenses medications by mail to qualifying patients.

 

What medications are available?

The Med Bank collects a large variety of medications that are non-controlled and unexpired. The Med Bank does NOT carry insulin or other refrigerated items. Who operates the program?

 

Who operates the program?

The NH Med Bank is a collaboration among the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Manchester Community Health Center, and Catholic Medical Center.

 

How does a patient access the Med Bank?

Contact your local Medication Bridge Program, which is a volunteer network that assists low-income patients with access to prescription medications. All patients must meet with a Medication Bridge staff member and provide their prescriptions to see if they qualify. Visit Healthynh.com for a statewide listing or call (603) 225-0900.

 

How many medications can I get?

If a patient meets with a Medication Bridge staff member and qualifies for medication, the NH Med Bank will dispense what is available in the inventory with a valid prescription.

 

Can I donate medications?

The Med Bank only accepts donations from licensed healthcare facilities in New Hampshire and does NOT accept medications from individuals. If you work for a facility that may be interested in donating please contact the NH Med Bank program coordinator at (603) 415-4258.

 

How do I dispose of my medications?

For information on proper disposal of medications please visit FDA.gov and search for “How to Dispose of Unused Medicines”.

 

Can I donate financially or volunteer?

Yes! If you would like to make a financial gift, become a sponsor, and/or are a licensed NH pharmacist or NH pharmacy technician, please contact the Program Coordinator at (603) 415-4258.