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?

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) 225-0900 or see our Medication Donation Policy & Procedures for more information.

How do I dispose of my medications?

Depending on where you live, there are medication drop boxes at some hospitals and police departments, your check for information on proper disposal of medications by visiting the FDA website for information on 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) 225-0900.