Prescribe Safe - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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Prescribe Safe

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.

Fact sheet

An Overview of Pain Management at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula - A Guide for Patients

Monterey County Medication Disposal White Board Video - an explanation of how to best dispose of unused or expired medications (video)

More information about prescription drug disposal in Monterey County (video)

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

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

California Assemblymember Anna Caballero speaks about safe medication storage - Hear what she has to say (video)

LiveStories - Overview of Prescribe Safe

Information for patients

Resources for Chronic Pain

Mobile Addiction Treatment Options

Information on addiction for parents and families

Informational Videos

How can I get involved?

  • - a national non-profit dedicated to addressing addiction in America

Prescribe Safe Logos

For Healthcare Professionals

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

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Support Prescribe Safe

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

Most-used handouts

Drug Disposal Bin Program

We now have medication drop off bins at Community Hospital.

Medication Bin Locations - English

Medication Bin Locations - Spanish

Prescribing More Safely: Targeting Opioid Abuse, Misuse

Prescribe Safe

More and more people were coming to our Emergency department seeking pain medications or, worse, after an overdose. Our doctors knew something had to be done. The result: Prescribe Safe, a countywide effort that's taking on the opioid epidemic.

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