The Wellness Vending Machine is brought to you by University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS), The Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern (OPEN), and NU Sexual Health Advocacy, Resources, and Education (NU SHARE).

Students can access low-cost emergency contraception and free sexual health supplies including external and internal condoms, oral dams, lubricant, and other wellness supplies.

Wellness Vending Machine on the Boston Campus

Supplies Available 

  • Emergency Contraception ($7) 
  • External condoms (Free)  
  • Internal condoms (Free) 
  • Personal lubricant (Free) 
  • Oral dams (Free) 
  • Menstrual products (Free) 
  • Advil ($2) 
  • Tylenol ($2) 
  • Tums ($2) 


Have feedback for the Wellness Vending Machine? Follow this link to provide anonymous feedback!

If you experience any issues with the vending machine, such as being charged for an item that should be at no cost, please contact [email protected]. We can coordinate a refund for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

On Northeastern’s Boston campus, the vending machine is located in the Marino Center Atrium on the first floor.

Due to renovations in the Marino Center throughout Summer 2023, there may be reduced hours. See University Recreation’s website for updated hours and information.

Students can use the machine to purchase wellness supplies just like any other vending machine. Walk up to the machine and enter the product number for whatever you want. For products that have a cost (ex. Emergency contraception), you can use cash, credit cards, and debit cards, to purchase 

The vending machine is stocked weekly. If certain supplies are out of stock, please see the following link to find out where to get free or low-cost wellness supplies: Sexual Health Supplies for Off-Campus Students | OPEN (

Menstrual products, including both pads and tampons, are available for free in most Northeastern University restrooms on the Boston campus. There are dispensers in most bathrooms.

Medications, such as Advil, Tylenol, and Tums, can be purchased at most stores such as CVS or Walgreens.  

In addition, emergency contraception is available for purchase at CVS or Walgreens. Emergency contraception is also available at UHCS for $7. You can walk into UHCS with or without an appointment to purchase Emergency Contraception. Emergency contraception is also available off-campus; students can contact Planned Parenthood of Greater Boston for more information. 

To view information about emergency contraception including how to connect with a medical provider, please see University Health and Counseling Services’ website on Emergency Contraception.  

For information on how to use sexual health supplies (external condoms, internal condoms, oral dams, and/or lubricant), please see OPEN’s website for more information. OPEN also has a Sexual Health 101 Module that covers information about sexual health supplies and other topics.

Wellness Vending Machine at Mills

On the Oakland campus? Follow the link below to learn more about health and wellness services, including accessing the Wellness Vending Machine located in outside the Community Health Resource Center in Rothwell Plaza.

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Contact Information 

Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern (OPEN) 

Phone: 617.373.4459

Email: [email protected] 

Location: 307 Ell Hall


University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) 

Phone: 617.373.2772 

Email: [email protected] 

Location: Forsyth Building, 1st Floor


Northeastern Sexual Health, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (NU SHARE)