Health First Community Hospitals to Participate in Drug Take Back Day on Saturday
By Space Coast Daily // October 26, 2019
New this year, Health First will accept vaping devices and cartridges
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First is once again partnering with the Cocoa Beach Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to provide an opportunity for the public to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.
The drug take back day will take place at Health First’s three community hospitals:
- Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital (Medical Office entrance), 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach
- Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital (Physician Office entrance), 1425 Malabar Road NE, Palm Bay
- Health First’s Viera Hospital (hospital main entrance), 8745 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne
Health First will accept pills, liquids, ointments and lotions. Medications may be kept in the original packaging, container or placed in a sealed plastic bag.
No IDs or signatures are required.
New this year, Health First will accept vaping devices and cartridges. However, please note devices containing lithium ion batteries will not be accepted.
Syringes, asthma inhalers, drugs in aerosol canisters or chemotherapy drugs, either in IV liquid or oral form, will not be accepted. All medications will be turned over to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for discarding.