Tri-Lakes Cares strives to meet basic medical needs of clients through our Neighborhood Nurse Center made possible through our partnership with Penrose-St. Francis / Centura Health.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Donations
TLC’s DME Loan Closet remains available to anyone in the community at no coast who has a temporary need for a piece of durable medical equipment. Because of the many generous donations from our community members, TLC’s DME Loan Closet remains full. Currently, TLC is only accepting limited donations of DME. Please call us at 719-481-4864 or email us to find out more about the DME that we currently accept.
|DME (available at TLC)||DME (not available at TLC)|
|Wheelchairs (non-motorized)||Oxygen Tanks|
|Toilet seat risers||Dressings, lotions, etc.|
If you would like to either borrow a piece of DME or have questions about donating a piece of medical equipment, please contact Nurse Cindy Stickel at (719) 481-4864, x 103 or via email at CindyStickel@Centura.org.
Donations of Medications (Over-the-Counter & Prescriptions)
Due to liability issues, Tri-Lakes Cares cannot accept any over-the counter medications or prescription medications.
How to dispose of Prescription Medications properly.
There are several options:
- Check your prescription for recommended disposal directions.
- If you would like more information about turning your medications in, call:
- Walgreens @ 3480 N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs – 719-380-9438
- Mission Medical Clinic, Colorado Springs – 719-219-3402
- Monument Police Department – 719-481-3253. There is a medical disposal bin located in the Monument Police Department at the Monument Town Hall.
- If you plan on disposing of your drugs follow these instructions:
- Remove medications from their original containers, and remove or destroy any labels.
- Mix them in an undesirable substance like used coffee grounds, food waste or cat litter.
- Seal the mixture in a container or plastic bag.
- Discard the container or bag in with other garbage.
Proper disposal can avoid the poisoning of children or pets, misuse by others, keep chemicals from entering streams and rivers, and ensure you don’t take any medications that are out of date. When you think about it in that way, the effort is definitely worth it.
For more information, visit www.fda.gov