Check Your Meds

As an independent community pharmacist, you are your community's most accessible health care provider. You deliver medications and expertise daily to improve the lives of millions of Americans. That's why NCPA is supporting National Check Your Meds Day (October 21, 2017), sponsored by Consumer Reports—because we know your value and want others to know it, too.

This inaugural event is designed to encourage consumers to bring their prescription medications and supplements to their local pharmacies for brown bag medication reviews.

We also know taking care of patients takes time, so we've created this toolkit to put the resources you need right at your fingertips. Use what you need, skip over what you don't, and let us know if something is missing that you would like us to add.

Document Your Impact

Help NCPA to amplify the impact of community pharmacy in America by sending in some quick post-event data. After National Check Your Meds Day, please fill out this quick five-question form online, email to, or fax back to (703) 683-3619.

National Check Your Meds Day Data Collection Form—online version

National Check Your Meds Day Data Collection Form—downloadable version

Marketing Resources

Use these resources to spread the word about National Check Your Meds Day and prepare your staff and patients for what to expect. During National Check Your Meds Day, use #CheckYourMeds on social media to promote the event.

Check Your Meds Day Flyer

Stay Healthy Flyer

Check Your Meds Day Postcard

How Does Using a Comprehensive Medication Review Prevent Errors?

Promotional Video for Patients

Pharmacy Staff Video

Program Forms and Tools

Use these resources to prepare for and follow up on National Check Your Meds Day.

Quick How-To Guide

Workflow Walk-Through

Participant Sign-Up Sheet

Medication Review Form

MyMedSchedule—Patient Medication Calendar

Updated Medication List for Patients

Participant Evaluation Form

Patient Follow-Up Bag Stuffer

Patient Appointment Cards

Prescription Disposal Program

Additional Resources

Use these links to connect with others and find more information about related initiatives.

HQI Blue Bag Initiative

Several of the materials in this toolkit were developed by Health Quality Innovators (HQI) to support the Blue Bag Initiative. Learn about the full program and how it helps prevent medication errors by visiting

Simplify My Meds®

The comprehensive medication reviews you're doing on Check Your Meds Day are the first step in this NCPA members-only program. Why not continue the process and revolutionize your pharmacy operations? Learn how Simplify My Meds® helps your patients and your bottom line.

Dispose My Meds™

Part of Check Your Meds Day is getting rid of patients' expired medications. Learn more about proper disposal and patient education with the NCPA Foundation's Dispose My Meds™ program.

Medication Adherence Apps

Most patients need reminders to take their meds, and there are several smartphone apps that can help. Learn about some of the apps available to recommend to your patients.