Prescribe Safe Monterey County

Hospitals in Monterey County have adopted Safe Pain Medicine Prescribing Guidelines for use by physicians in their emergency departments to help curb the availability and abuse of prescription drugs. The guidelines were developed in partnership with community providers, fire chiefs, law enforcement, public health department and other community stakeholders. 

Prescribe Safe is meant to guide, educate, and provide resources for our local physicians and patients in the safe use of prescription medications and promote safe and effective pain management in Monterey County.

The Safe Pain Medicine Prescribing flyer is attached and available in English and Spanish.