SaddleBrooke’s Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Drop-Off Program Update

Merna Oakley

In March 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in the decision to suspend this program.

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office approved reopening this program. The program reopened on Sept. 11, and will be available on the second Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and on the fourth Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Requirements to reopen are as follows: everyone entering the facility must wear a mask. Social distancing must be observed (six feet between each person). Medications must be in a sealed plastic bag(s). Our volunteers will no longer be able to assist you with opening prescription bottles, holding plastic bags for you to insert your medications, etc. You also will be required to place the sealed bag into the secure receptacle. Finally, the maximum number of residents inside the facility at one time is two. We ask that you wait outside until one resident exits.

If the facility is closed, please do not leave any prescription drugs or unacceptable items at the door. Failing to adhere to the guidelines could result in our losing this valuable program.

Please be respectful of the volunteers and residents by adhering to these guidelines. We are excited about being able to bring back this valuable service. If you have questions, contact one of the volunteers: Esta Goldstein at 520-825-1181, Danna Koelling at 520-825-9678, Merna Oakley at 520-825-1420, or Peggy Ogier at 520-818-6360.