That is the stark choice that faces more and more members of our own community. As costs of prescription drugs continue to rise and the numbers of uninsured reach all time highs, providing a no cost source for life-saving prescription drugs becomes critical. NC MedAssist exists to provide free medications to the uninsured by qualifying patients for patient assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies and dispensing them directly to patients. MedAssist has been in operation since 1997. During the last fiscal year (2012-13), MedAssist dispensed more than $21 million worth of free medication to 10,000 low-income North Carolinians.
NC MedAssist serves as a Pharmacy Home in the community by dispensing free lifesaving prescription medication to our neighbors who are uninsured. Residents of North Carolina can qualify for our services if they are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and are without insurance coverage. If you believe that you may be eligible for help with your prescription medication, please call us at 704-536-1790. We can screen you on the phone to let you know how we may be able to assist you.
The TV show, America Now, interviewed our very own patient and volunteer, Stephanie Alexander for their piece on cutting corners with medicine. View the video and article here....Read More »