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MetroHealth Participates in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Prescription Drop-Off Boxes Also Available 365 Days/Year

Cleveland - Old or unused prescriptions can be dangerous if they go unsecured and fall into the wrong hands. According to a 2018 survey, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, the majority of which were obtained from family and friends. That’s why MetroHealth supports National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and provides drug drop-off boxes every day of the year at two locations.

On October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., unused prescription medications can be discarded in the drug drop-off boxes at the MetroHealth Outpatient Plaza (near the pharmacy), across from the main campus, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland (pills only, no needles or liquids.) Visitors can pull over in front of the building and MetroHealth officers will assist with the drop-off. Parking is also free in the visitor lots for the first hour.

In addition, drug-disposal boxes are available year-round at the MetroHealth medical centers at 10 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights and 12301 Snow Road, Parma.

WHAT: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DATE: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

TIME: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHERE: MetroHealth Outpatient Plaza (near the pharmacy) across the street from the Main Hospital, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio.

To learn more about MetroHealth’s unique program that pairs social workers with police officers to help opioid overdose survivors, click here. For more information about MetroHealth’s Office of Opioid Safety, click here.

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit