The Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital has announced the installation of a new MedSafe prescription medication disposal bin. The MedSafe is located in the CCMH main lobby, across from admissions. Free disposal service is available Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4pm.

CCMH hopes the new service will help protect our community from prescription drug abuse. Before MedSafe, the most common alternative was to flush pills down the toilet. However, this practice has been found to have negative effects on plants, fish, and drinking water.