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.