Meet the New Wellness-to-Go Vending Machine

| November 15, 2020
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Note: this page was updated in October 2023 to reflect new available products.

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) staff is pleased to announce the installation of a a new “wellnesstogo” vending machine near the Homewood campus. 

The SHWC staff wanted students to have access to a curated selection of over-the-counter products that we recommend as healthcare professionals. We also wanted to ensure that they were getting these items at the lowest possible cost. It’s located in the ground level lobby of 1 East 31st Street, the same building where the SHWC is also located. The machine is in the vestibule next to the elevator. 

Vending machine for otc items at Health and Wellness

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. The products are available to all J-Card users and only accepts payments from J-Cash.

Vending machine for otc items at Health and Wellness

Here’s 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). 

Vending Machine # Name of Product Contains Compare To Helps With Price
110 Bacitracin Bacitracin N/A Infection protection for minor cuts, scrapes, and burns $2


112 First Aid Kit Bandages, Gauze Pads, Alcohol Pads N/A Minor cuts, scrapes, and burns $2


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 Ear Wax Treatment Carbamide Peroxide Debrox Softens and removes ear wax $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 $5
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 7 Day Vaginal Cream Clotrimazole Vagisil Vaginal itching, yeast infection treatment $5
152 June Cup Menstrual Cup N/A Reusable alternative to pads and tampons, safe for up to 12 hours

(insertion instructions included)

154 Eczema Cream Hydrocortisone 1% Cortisone Rashes $2
160 Famotidine Famotidine Pepcid Heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach $4
162 COVID Antigen Rapid Test 2 Tests N/A Free
164 COVID Antigen Rapid Test 2 Tests N/A Free

We hope the medication vending machine allows students to get helpful items for their symptoms even when we are closed. We want all Hopkins students to be well so they can do well, and now it’s a little bit easier and a little bit cheaper to do so.