Prescribe Safe - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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The Prescribe Safe initiative was created by Monterey County law enforcement, administration of the four Monterey County hospitals, and local physicians in response to concerns about prescription medication misuse in our county. Prescribe Safe is meant to guide, educate, and provide resources for our local physicians and patients in the safe use of prescription medications and promote safe and effective pain management in Monterey County.

For questions regarding the Prescribe Safe initiative, please contact the team of practitioners at

Prescription Opioids: What You Need To Know - American Hospital Association

LiveStories - Overview of Prescribe Safe

Information for patients

Alcohol and drug counseling and treatment - Monterey and Salinas (PDF)

Pain management options - Monterey and Salinas (PDF)

Safe Medication Disposal Sites - Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties (PDF)

Complementary Medicine

SAM's Guide 2017 - A comprehensive list of family resources for Monterey County

Monterey County 2-1-1: Fast access to local resources

Information on naloxone - the antidote for an opioid overdose

Handout - How to Use Naloxone

Handout - How to Use Naloxone (Spanish)

Safe disposal sites for sharps

Safe disposal sites for sharps (Spanish)

Pain Relief Tools for Patients and Self-Care

Information for parents

For parents - what you need to know about prescription drug abuse

What to do if you think your teen or young adult has a problem with prescription drugs

Informational Videos

Why pain pills are not your best friend

How to take pain pills safely

Prescribe Safe Logos

For Healthcare Professionals

Get information about Prescribe Safe, such as clinical guidelines, directories, and more.

Learn more

Support Prescribe Safe

Physicians - Did you get a letter from the coroner's office?

Drug Disposal Bin Program

We now have medication drop off bins at Community Hospital.

Medication Bin Locations - English

Medication Bin Locations - Spanish

Aspire Health Plan

Montage Wellness Center