Jun 182015

FREE Over the Counter Medicine Give Away Day in Dare County

NC MedAssist, Community Care Clinic and Vidant Outer Banks Foundation Host Give Away in Nags Head

Nags Head, NC (June 16, 2015) – – NC MedAssist, together with the Community Care Clinic of Dare and The Outer Banks Hospital, will hold a free Over the Counter (OTC) Medicine Give Away Day in Nags Head on Thursday, July 25.   The event, which is made possible by Vidant Outer Banks Foundation, is open to any individual or family willing to attest to having a financial need.   The Give Away will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Community Care Clinic of Dare (425 Health Center Drive, Nags Head, NC).

This is the first OTC Give Away Day in Dare County and event organizers plan to serve close to 400 individuals. Each participant will receive more than $80 worth of OTC product which includes items such as allergy relief, pain relief, indigestion relief, first-aid and vitamins.

“The Community Care Clinic of Dare is very pleased to expand its mutually beneficial collaboration with NC Med Assist and The Outer Banks Hospital in this first Dare County Over the Counter medication Give Away,” stated Community Care Clinic of Dare Executive Director Rick Gray. “All partners are committed to the overall health and well-being of their community and look for new ways to supplement existing programs. The OTC Give Away is yet another example of what collaborative efforts can produce.”

NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help alleviate the strain on the healthcare system by providing medications to those who normally use the emergency room for reasons such as fever, minor pain relief and treating cold and flu symptoms.

“Choosing between buying food or medication is a real issue,” stated OTC Program Chair Aiysha Hayes. “Our OTC Program is here to ease the burden of such a tough decision. We are delighted to be able to give back to Pitt County residents.”

Since its inception, NC MedAssist has distributed over $1.6 million dollars of donated OTC medication to North Carolina individuals and clinic partners. All OTC medication is donated to NC MedAssist by Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolina.

About NC MedAssist: Founded in 1997, NC MedAssist is a statewide non-profit pharmacy that provides free prescription medicines to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the Free Pharmacy program, the Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicine program, and the Senior Care program. MedAssist dispenses more than $20 million worth of free prescription medication to 10,000 low-income North Carolinians each year. To learn more about NC MedAssist and find out how to get involved, visit www.medassist.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


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