Medication Vending Machine
The Student Health and Wellness Center’s “wellness–to–go” vending machine offers students a curated selection of over-the-counter products recommended by SWHC healthcare professionals. The machine is regularly stocked with over-the-counter medications and other wellness supplies at prices well below what you’d pay at a retail pharmacy. These products are available to all J-Card users and only J-Cash is accepted as payment.
The vending machine is located in the ground level lobby of 1 East 31st Street—the same building where the SHWC is located—in the vestibule next to the elevator. The machine is accessible even when the SHWC closed.
Below is a helpful chart of what’s available for sale, comparable branded products, relevant uses, and prices.
For example, levonorgestrel (generic Plan B) can cost as much as $60 at a pharmacy. The wellness-to-go vending machine sells it for $8. We want students to have access to this medication at any time and without needing to see a provider first (if that is their preference).
|#||Product Name||Contains||Compare To||Helps With||Price|
|110||Triple Antibiotic Ointment||Bacitracin Zinc, Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate||Neosporin||Infection protection for minor cuts, scrapes, and burns||$2|
|112||Bonine||Meclizine||Antivert||Motion sickness, nausea, dizziness, and vertigo||$5|
|113||APAP Non-Aspirin Tablets||Acetaminophen||Tylenol||Pain & fever||$2|
|114||Melatonin||Melatonin||N/A||Difficulty sleeping after an altered sleep schedule or concussion||$2|
|120||Athlete’s Foot Cream||Terbinafine||Lamisil||Fungal skin infections, like athlete’s foot, ring worm, and jock itch||$8|
|122||Tums||Calcium Carbonate||N/A||Heartburn and acid indigestion||$2|
|123||Cetirizine||Cetirizine||Zyrtec||Sneezing, itchy eyes and itchy skin due to allergies||$6|
|124||Allergy||Diphenhydramine||Benadryl||Allergic reactions like hives/itchy rashes, bug bites, and mild food allergies, may cause drowsiness||$2|
|130||Ibuprofen||Ibuprofen||Advil||Pain, muscle/joint inflammation & fevers||$2|
|131||Headache Relief||Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine||Excedrin Migraine||Headache pain plus nausea and sensitivity to light and/or sound||$2|
|132||All Day Pain Relief||Naproxen||Aleve||Pain/inflammation in muscles/joints||$2|
|133||Nasal Relief||Oxymetazoline||Afrin||Short-term stuffy/runny nose due to illness||$2|
|134||Fluticasone Nasal Spray||Fluticasone Propionate||Flonase||Longer-term stuffy nose due to seasonal allergies or sinus infections||$8|
|135||Saline Nasal Spray||Sodium Chloride||N/A||Stuffy nose or dry/bloody nose||$2|
|140||Trojan ENZ Condoms||Lubricated Condoms||N/A||Protection from sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies||$2|
|142||Pregnancy Test||Pregnancy Test Kit||First Response||Diagnosing pregnancy||$4|
|144||EContra One-Step||Levonorgestrel||Plan B||Emergency contraception, most effective when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse||$8|
|150||First Aid Kit||Bandages, Gauze Pads, Alcohol Pads||N/A||Minor cuts, scrapes, and burns||$2|
|152||Tampax Pocket Radiant Tampons||Tampons||N/A||Comfort and leak protection during menstrual cycle||$2|
|154||7 Day Vaginal Cream||Clotrimazole||Monistat||Vaginal yeast infections||$8|
|160||Pink Bismuth||Bismuth Subsalicylate||Pepto-Bismol||Diarrhea, nausea and upset stomach||$2|
|162||Hemorrhoidal Cream||Glycerin, Petrolatum, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, Pramoxine Hydrochloride||Preparation H||Pain/inflammation related to hemorrhoids||$2|
|164||Hydrocortisone Cream||Hydrocortisone 1%||Cortizone||Rashes||$2|