Medication Donations

Effective 3/9/2020 VIM’s charitable pharmacy cannot accept donated prescriptions or over-the-counter medications per the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.

Instead we recommend safe disposal of all expired and unwanted medications and recommend the following resources:

Pharmaceuticals & Medicines from Households:
  • The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (541-388-6655) and the Bend Police Department (541-322-2960) accept non-liquid pharmaceuticals at their main offices.
  • Additionally, liquid and non-liquid household pharmaceuticals can be disposed of in the regular garbage. Follow these steps:
  • Take waste pharmaceuticals out of their original containers. Tape the lid on the container if it is not child-proof and there are children in the home;
  • Mix the waste pharmaceuticals with an undesirable substance such as cat litter or used coffee grounds;
  • Place this mixture in a plastic sealable bag or a sealable container, such as an empty margarine container especially if liquid;
  • Remove labels from empty containers or conceal with marker, any patient information and;
  • Place the sealed container with the mixture and the empty pharmaceutical containers in the trash as close to garbage pickup time as possible.
Sharps from Households:
  • Medical sharps such as lancets and hypodermic needles from home self-medicating healthcare are accepted free of charge at the Knott Landfill scale house or the transfer stations in Sisters, Redmond and La Pine. The sharps must be in a sealed leak-proof, puncture-proof metal or plastic container (no glass), and must be labeled, “Sharps.” These are available for purchase at most pharmacies and medical supply retailers. Please contact the site attendant for disposal directions.

For more information on household pharmaceutical disposal, including a directory of collection sites and recommended disposal practices, visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Website or contact the Department of Solid Waste.

Medicine Disposal

Looking to dispose of unwanted or expired medications? It’s now easier than ever – thanks to convenient drop-boxes in several Deschutes County locations. 

MedSafe Dispose of unwanted or expired medications at the following locations:

Bend St. Charles Health System: Main Entrance

2500 NE Neff Road Bend, OR 97701
Open: 24 hours a day
Walk in main entrance. Take a left and follow signs to the Pharmacy.

Bend Deschutes County Sheriff: Lobby

6333 West Highway 20 Bend, OR 97701
Open: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

Bend Police Department: Lobby

555 NE 15th Street Bend, OR 97701
Open: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

LaPine Deschutes County Sheriff: Lobby

31340 U.S. Highway 97 La Pine, OR 97739
Open: Monday – Friday 9am-4pm

La Pine Drug Mart

51600 Huntington Road La Pine, OR 97739
Open: Monday – Friday 8:30am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

Redmond Police Department: Lobby

777 SW Deschutes Avenue Redmond, OR 97756
Open: Monday – Friday 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm

Redmond Walgreens: Back of Store

1450 S Highway 97 Redmond, OR 97756
Open: Daily from 8am-10pm

Redmond St. Charles Hospital: Emergency Department Entrance

1253 NW Canal Boulevard Redmond, OR 97756
Open: 24 hours a day

Sisters Sheriff Substation: Front Door

703 N Larch, Suite C Sisters, OR 97759
Open: Monday – Friday 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm

Sunriver Police Department: Counter Drop-off

57455 Abbot Drive Sunriver, OR 97707
Open: Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm
(Officer will pick prescriptions up from house. House must be inside city limits. Phone #: (541) 593-1014)

Terrebonne Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue: Front Door

6971 SW Shad Road Terrebonne, OR 97760
Open: 24 hours a day

Thank you very much! Questions? Call our charitable pharmacy: 541-585-9010