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The Over the Counter (OTC) Medicine Program provides adults and children who are low-income and in need with free over the counter medicine. Medicine such as aspirin, children’s cough syrup, allergy medicine and vitamins are just a few items given to families who need assistance.

  1. Where does the medicine come from? Through a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, NC MedAssist receives bi-weekly shipments of over the counter medicine that is sorted by volunteers and disbursed to adults and families who are less fortunate.
  2. Is the medicine free? YES! No I.D. required at all events! (must be 18 years or older to receive medicine)
  3. How can families receive the medicine? During scheduled Give Away Days, see dates below.

Are you interested in funding an OTC Give Away Day in your area, view our Community Investment Proposal to find out how or contact Misty Moore for more details. 

To get an idea of what impact an OTC Give Away Day makes on a community, view this news story by Time Warner Cable News.

Schedule for OTC Medicine Give Away Days

Mecklenburg County – Drop In!

Tuesday, July 25th – Wednesday, July 26th – Thursday, July 27th
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM**
NC MedAssist
4428 Taggart Creek Road, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28208
**Please note Drop In is ONLY from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm each day 

Franklin County 

Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Vance-Granville Community College – Louisburg
8100 NC-56, Louisburg, NC 27549
Event made possible by: Triangle North Healthcare Foundation 
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Craven County 

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Stanley White Recreation Center
901 Chapman Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Event made possible by: Old North State Medical Foundation 
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Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Khalif Event Center
2000 East Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405
Event made possible by: United Way of Greater Greensboro 
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Cabarrus/Rowan County  

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
A.L. Brown High School
415 E. 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083
Event made possible by: Cardinal Healthcare Innovations 
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Swain County

Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
West Elementary School
4142 US-19, Bryson City, NC 28713
Event made possible by: Swain County
**Open to Swain County Residents ONLY. Proof of residency required.  
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Mecklenburg County 

Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Project 658
3646 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
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**Flu Shots will be available – first come, first serve – made possible by Walgreens 

Would you like to volunteer for these events or at NC MedAssist? Visit our Volunteer Page Today!

OTC Meds