Can’t return resident medications to your pharmacy?

Donating is easier and cheaper than destruction! Join the hundreds of facilities around the state that already donate to help underserved Californians.

+ Join us!

  1. Learn more by clicking the section headings below.
  2. Register and schedule an onboarding call here.
  3. Receive your donation supplies about a week or two later, once approved by the recipient.

+ Step-by-Step Guide to Donation

+ Service options

With either option, SIRUM provides all materials and covers donation shipping and pick-ups.

Full Sort: With the support of philanthropy, SIRUM helps to cover the cost of donations allowing you for no cost to donate any medicine on the high-demand list.

No Sort: To help offset additional costs, you can donate all your non-controlled, unopened medicine for a nominal fee:

< 100 beds: $150/quarter 100+ beds: $250/quarter

+ Downloads for Skilled Nursing and other Health Facilities

  1. No Sort Packet – CA SNF including How To Donate Poster, Sample shipping label/coversheet, and CDPH AFL about drug donation.
  2. Full Sort Packet – CA SNF including How To Donate Poster, Sample Shipping Label/Coversheet, Full Sort Accepted Drug List, and CDPH ALF about drug donation.
  3. Draft Policies and Procedures.

+ More Info and Downloads for RCFEs

  1. Qualifications:
    1. Drugs must be centrally stored.
    2. RCFE must have had within the last 2 years an Annual, Pre-Licensing, Random, or 5-year survey.
    3. RCFE license status must be “Licensed”, not Probation or Pending.
  2. No Sort Packet – CA RCFE including:
    1. How To Donate Poster
    2. Sample shipping label/coversheet
    3. Sample LIC 622 Record: showing how to indicate donated items.
      • Alternatively, for recordkeeping, you can write/type out drug name strength and quantity of the donated meds.
    4. DSS Information about drug donation.
  3. Full Sort Packet – CA RCFE including:
    1. How To Donate Poster
    2. Full Sort Accepted Drug List
    3. Sample shipping label/coversheet
    4. Sample LIC 622 Record: showing how to indicate donated items.
      • Alternatively, for recordkeeping, you can write/type out drug name strength and quantity of the donated meds.
    5. DSS Information about drug donation.
  4. Draft Policies and Procedures – CA RCFE

+ Questions?

Read the FAQs below or contact us at [email protected], 650-488-7434, or by scheduling a phone meeting here.