Going Green

Did you know?

  • It takes 500 years for Styrofoam to break down. 
  • That means the Styrofoam cup you use to keep your coffee warm will be around until at least the year 2,519!
  • And it never truly biodegrades so it could be around for more than one million years.
  • 50% of all sea turtles have been found to have ingested Styrofoam.

What is the MetroHealth Pharmacy doing to help?

MetroHealth Pharmacy is introducing ClimaCell coolers.

These coolers are used when mailing medications that need refrigeration. They are 100% recyclable and biodegradable and will help remove all Styrofoam for our pharmacies.

MetroHealth Pharmacies are Going Green


MetroHealth pharmacies are pleased to introduce VUCA Health, virtual patient education.

Digital Medication Education

MetroHealth pharmacies are pleased to introduce VUCA Health, virtual patient education.

VUCA Health allows you to quickly and easily access thousands of medication-specific videos, in English and Spanish, by scanning a QR code printed on your prescription labels.

You can also use it to set up prescription reminders, connect to your pharmacy and access health and wellness resources all from your smartphone.

VUCA Health is not only helpful for patients, it is helpful for the environment. By choosing to receive your patient education materials this way you help MetroHealth save 1,700,000 pieces of paper, or 204 trees, annually at our pharmacies!

If you choose to still receive paper printouts with each of your prescriptions, please let our pharmacy team know.

How it Works

  1. Open your smartphone camera
  2. Hold your device over the QR code displayed on your prescription bottle so it is visible within the screen
  3. Click on the pop-up link
  4. Watch and listen to your pharmacist tell you all you need to know about your medication and disease state
  5. Interact with one-click access to your MetroHealth pharmacy, medication reminders and additional healthcare resources



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