NC MedAssist’s Health Care Resources headed to county
Published 7:44 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2020
NC MedAssist will have a Mobile Free Pharmacy event in Stanly County on July 10.
The event, which is in collaboration with Atrium Health, is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter (OTC) medications. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saints Delight Church, 520 Wall St., Albemarle.
Participants must be at least 18 to receive medicine. Everyone will receive up to eight OTC medicine items free of charge. No identification is required.
In order to comply with local recommended guidelines, all participants will remain in their vehicles while volunteers retrieve their medicine. For those individuals unable to register online, volunteers will be available to complete registration forms for each person, limiting touch points.
Unlike previous Mobile Free Pharmacy events, this one will be as a drive-thru service only. Participants are highly encouraged to order their over-the-counter medicine online at https://bit.ly/StanlyOTC.
“We have completely revamped our Giveaway Day in order to keep our participants, volunteers and staff as safe as possible,” said Misty Moore, senior development director at NC MedAssist. “Ordering medicine in advance will speed up the process significantly. Please register online if you are able to do so.”
“We are pleased to partner with NC MedAssist and bring the Mobile Free Pharmacy back to Stanly County,” said Brian Freeman, MHA, FACHE, vice president, facility executive for Atrium Health Stanly. “This event helps individuals gain access to necessary over the counter medications and allows us the opportunity to make an impact on the health and wellness of the communities we serve.”
At the event, information will also 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 medication.
Over the last fiscal year, NC MedAssist distributed more than $74.4 million in free prescription and over-the-counter medication statewide.
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.
Learn more about NC MedAssist at www.medassist.org.