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California’s Assembly Bill 2482, known as the Wellness Vending Machine Pilot Program, is designed to make wellness products more readily available on California college campuses.

The pilot initiative, which runs until July 1, 2029, requires California State University (CSU) and the California Community Colleges (CCCs) to establish at least one vending machine that dispenses wellness products at their five campuses. In addition, the bill requests the University of California (UC) establish at least one vending machine that dispenses wellness products at any number of its campuses.

According to the bill, AB 2482 aims to address accessibility gaps for college students who seek wellness products on campus outside of pharmacy hours and who lack personal or public transportation.

Pilot Program Highlights

AB 2482’s text states vending machines be stocked with tampons, pads, condoms, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, sunscreen and over-the-counter painkillers.

The bill requires CSU and the CCCs to use at least one of the following communication methods to let students know about the vending machines:

  • Pamphlets
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Social Media
  • Creating or updating websites
  • Hosting a grand opening event

On-Campus Wellness Kiosks

shield t3 wellness kiosk

Shield T3 provides wellness kiosks to colleges and universities as an extension of their Student Health Centers. These vending machine-style product dispensers are available for every state across the U.S., including California, to use.

Our wellness kiosks give students 24/7 access to wellness products, including cough/cold, allergy, and sexual health and prevention. Students can use multiple payment options to purchase products.

Shield T3 makes this health and wellness-focused, on-campus solution cost-effective by providing the products and offering restocking and kiosk maintenance services. Learn more here. (PLACEHOLDER for new web page.)

If you’d like specific information about the wellness kiosks, including pricing, email us or complete our contact form, and someone from our team will be in touch.