Safely dispose of opioids and other medications at Medical City Healthcare hospitals

Crush the Crisis

Opioid addiction is a national crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 73,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, with more than half attributed to opioids.

Medical City Healthcare and its parent company, HCA Healthcare, are working to Crush the Crisis.

Twelve Medical City Healthcare hospitals are offering free disposal of medications, used and unused, with conveniently located drug take-back boxes. The boxes enable North Texans to safely and anonymously remove prescription opioids and other medications from their homes where the drugs are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens.

How to return used and unused drugs and medications

The drug take-back boxes, which are compliant with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, may be accessed, free of charge, any day of the year—not just on a specific drug take-back day.

Accepted Items:

  • Any tablets, capsules and patches including Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Oxymorphone (Opana)

Unaccepted Items:

  • Needles, syringes, lancets and liquids

Medical City Healthcare drug disposal sites

Medical City Healthcare facilities offering medication take-back boxes include:

Learn more about the opioid crisis—addiction, treatment and prevention

How to Get Help for Opioid Addiction

The Growing Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know