Public Health Vending Machine

  • The Taylor County Health Department was awarded a grant to install and stock two public health vending machines; one on the ground floor of the Taylor County Courthouse (224 S 2nd Street Medford, WI 54451) and one in the lobby of the Taylor County Human Services building (540 E College Avenue Medford, WI 54451)
  • The public health vending machines provide harm reduction for our community. Harm reduction is an evidence-based approach that is critical to engaging with people who use drugs and equipping them with life-saving tools and information to create positive change in their lives and potentially save their lives. For more about harm reduction’s role in prevention, visit TCHD’s YouTube Channel at bit.ly/3W4Ulsn
  • Benefits of our public health vending machines include:
    • Reduce access to medication
    • Prevent accidental overdoses
    • Provide safe, convenient drug disposal
    • Secure firearms
    • Protect the environment, public safety & public health
    • Help prevent suicides
    • Support current prevention & harm reduction efforts