NC MedAssist’s Healthcare Resources coming to Person

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NC MedAssist will hold a mobile free pharmacy event in Person County Dec. 19. The event is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications, and will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Westwood Baptist Church, 970 Leasburg Road, Roxboro. Participants must be at least 18 years old to receive medicine. Everyone will receive up to eight OTC medicine items free of charge. No identification is required.

“NC MedAssist is excited to host a mobile free pharmacy event in Person County,” said NC MedAssist CEO, Lori Giang. “Together with our community partners, we are bringing free over-the-counter medications, like Tylenol and Band-Aids, to area residents. No one should ever go without medicine and the mobile free pharmacy program enables us to reach those who are unaware of our free resources.”

“We are pleased to partner with NC MedAssist and bring the Mobile Free Pharmacy to Person County,” said Danielle Woodall, Community Engagement Specialist with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, which is supporting the NC MedAssist initiative. “This event helps members of our community gain access to necessary over the counter medications and additional resources available in our area.”

The mobile free pharmacy events have served upwards of 800 people, at times. To ensure the event runs smoothly and that all participants are served by the end, many volunteers are needed. NC MedAssist is partnered with other safety-net organizations to recruit community members to serve in volunteer roles such as pharmacy consultation, client personal shoppers and sorters. However, the charitable organization is still actively seeking volunteers for the mobile free pharmacy event from the community. Any available individuals can sign up at www.medassist.org/volunteer.

At the event, information will be available about enrolling in the NC MedAssist free pharmacy program, which mails free prescription medications directly to a patient’s home. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those in need; it is aiding people who are making the choice between buying food and purchasing life-saving medication. Over the last fiscal year, NC MedAssist distributed over $74.4 million in free prescription and over-the-counter medications statewide. This would not be possible without the numerous, dedicated volunteers.

NC MedAssist is a statewide non-profit pharmacy, founded in 1997. The organization provides free prescription medication to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. NC MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the free pharmacy program, the mobile free pharmacy, and the senior care program.

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