Diabetes CARE Closets

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What is a Diabetes Care closet?

      Emergency Bridge Supplies...  It is always a devastating feeling to be left without supplies that are needed on a daily bases to help manage diabetes. We understand that many things contribute to the lack of diabetes supplies for a period of time like financial inability, insurance or refill processing delays, and blood glucose monitoring increases suggested by primary care physicians. Whatever the reason may be, Diabetes CARE Collaborative has noticed a community need and has begun a project to provide free diabetes supplies to members of the community who may find themselves in a predicament. The gifts are to serve as a bridge between appointments, refills or alternative supply source security.  

Diabetes CARE Closet Locations......

Diabetes supplies will be open to the public for inquiry at any of the following   locations....

  • Northwest Human Services Clinic                        1235 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304             Contact Person: Kayla Duenas                                                            

  • Salem Health Community Health Education Center (CHEC) 939 Oak St SE, Salem, OR 97302 503-814-1576 Contact Person: Kristen Lorenz


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 Donations Appreciated

We accept donations of any diabetes supplies that are Unexpired, Unopened and Unused. Supplies include glucometers, lancing devices, test strips, lancets, pen needles, and sharps containers. 

We CANNOT accept INSULIN.                   OR                                               Monetary donations. 


Special disposal is needed for full SHARPS containers. Link below provides information of locations accepting sharps.