Medication Donation Program in Wyoming
Uinta County Public Health is working to improve your health & your healthcare. We are participating as a receiving site for donated medications through the Wyoming Medication Donation Program.
Removing unused medications from homes reduces the risk of accidental poisoning and drug abuse. It's difficult to afford many prescription medications without insurance. Even with insurance, unplanned circumstances can put a financial strain on families, and the cost of medications can seem overwhelming
Keeping medications from polluting our streams and landfills supports all the people of Wyoming. We hope you will do your part to support the economy and ecology of our great state.
Don’t let unused medicine go to waste!**Please remember Uinta County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center has a NADDES box for anonymous collection of controlled substances. All other medications may be taken to the Evanston office of Uinta County Public Health at 350 City View Drive, Suite 101.
If you would like to donate medications that are no longer required for you, a loved one, or a patient you care for, please see the list of requirements below. If you still have questions, please call 307-789-9203 or bring the medications to the office in Evanston.
Medications must be in their original containers,
Medications must be brought to the office during regular hours(M-F,8am-5pm)
Medications must be received by a nurse at the office, and
Donor Form filled out.
What We Accept:
- Sealed & In Date prescriptions and over the counter medications,
- Unused medical supplies (diabetes test strips, ostomy & wound care supplies, etc)
- Sealed and In Date creams, ointments, inhalers, patches, injectables.
We can dispose:
- Refrigerated medications,
- Open packages,
- Expired medications.
What We Do Not Accept:
- Narcotics (medications for pain, sleep, or anxiety) -use the drop box at the Uinta County Sheriff's Office please.
Wyoming Medication Donation Program
What We Do
- The Wyoming Medication Donation Program (WMDP) is a comprehensive drug donation, re-dispensing and disposal program providing an environmentally safe and secure method for the public and healthcare organizations to donate unused medications so they may be used to help Wyoming residents who cannot afford their medications.
Why is it Important?
• We can provide immediate prescription help and advice on lower-cost alternatives. We DO NOT provide assistance for narcotics. Our program is intended for short-term assistance. We recommend enrolling in Prescription Assistance Programs for long-term help.
• Beginning in 2007, the program has helped Wyoming residents fill OVER 66,000 prescriptions worth approximately $4.3 million they could not have afforded otherwise.
• Since 2009, more than 4,600 pounds of unusable medications have been safely incinerated, keeping them out of the Wyoming water system stream.
• Since July 2008, the program has processed over 26,000 pounds of donated medications and medical supplies.
• In 2010, the Nebraska Regional Poison Center received 9,197 calls from Wyoming residents regarding potential poisonings; 55.33 percent (5,088 calls) were due to pharmaceutical substances.
• Donating your unused medications helps reduce the risk of poisonings in your home, keeping the ones you love safe.
Program Information and Links
Donor Toolkit (Please click here if you have medications you might like to donate.)
Patient Toolkit (Please click here if you may need covering the costs of your medications.)
Provider Toolkit (Please click here if you have patients that may benefit from this program.)
Brochure (updated May 2013)
- In 2005 the Drug Donation Program Act was passed by the Wyoming Legislature allowing unused medications to be donated to participating donation sites to be dispensed to Wyoming residents who cannot afford their medications. The Division of Healthcare Financing, Pharmacy Services coordinates this program.
- Click here to view the Drug Donation Program Act W.S. § 35-7-1601 et. seq. and the Wyoming Administrative Procedures Act W.S. § 16-3-101 et.seq.
- Acceptable unused medications may be re-dispensed to eligible Wyoming residents with a valid prescription for the medication. Participants can access the medications by contacting their local dispensing site or the WMDP directly.
- Non-acceptable medications are donated to missions if possible or safely disposed via incineration.