In today’s complex health care system, where do you go for emergency care…. how about vending machines for health problems!
From diapers to needles to bike helmets, vending machines have been rebuilt to go beyond breath mints and cold soda.
Baby essentials, Long Island, New York
Nursing supplies, Baltimore
Cycling helmets, Melbourne, Australia
Prescription medications, various locations
Condoms, tampons and more, University of California, Davis
On campus at the University of California, Davis, Activities and Recreation Center, students can find a vending machine that dispenses items such as condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests, Advil and the morning-after pill, or Plan B. It’s called the “Wellness To Go” Machine.
Needle exchanges, Las Vegas
Harm-reduction advocates have turned to vending machines to make clean supplies readily available for people who use injectable drugs.