Over-the-Counter Medicine Free Store


The Gerhart Community Medicine Shoppe

The OTC Free Store is an essential business and we are still open! Although you cannot shop in-store, you can now order online and meet us at curbside pick-up to receive your medicines.

To get started and place an order, click here: OTC Online Order!


Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM


4428 Taggart Creek Road, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28208




Who Can Shop?
Anyone! However, you must be 18 years of age or older to select items.

What’s the Cost?
It’s Free! You can choose up to 3 items to take home for free.

How Often Can You Shop?
Individuals can shop at the store every 30-days.

Call 704.350.3587 or contact Renée at rwarner@medassist.org.


The Gerhart Community Medicine Shoppe

Bill Gerhart has volunteered with NC MedAssist since 2007.  His commitment to NC MedAssist is unmeasurable.

In 2012, the OTC Program emerged out of a collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank. Initially the sole volunteer, Bill put in up to 100 hours per month helping to organize the operations of distributing the product.

Now more than 4,000 volunteers help to distribute millions of dollars in free OTCs to NC families. On July 18, 2018, we name this store The Gerhart Community Medicine Shoppe to honor Bill and thank the individuals who made it happen.