NC MedAssist will hold a mobile free pharmacy event in Reidsville on Saturday, March 30. The event, which is in collaboration with Cone Health and Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church located at 807 Piedmont St.
Identification is not required to participate, but individuals must be at least 18 years of age.
“We are looking forward to bringing the NC MedAssist Mobile Free Pharmacy to Rockingham County,” said Patricia Settle of Cone Health.
“The Mobile Free Pharmacy event is an opportunity for us to make an impact on the health and wellness of the community. We look forward to helping provide health resources and education to individuals and families in this community.”
Individuals will receive up to eight OTC items for their family / home. Information will also be available on enrolling in the NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those who are making the choice between buying food or purchasing medication.
“NC MedAssist is excited to host a Mobile Free Pharmacy event in Rockingham County,” stated NC MedAssist CEO Lori Giang.
“Together with our community partners, we are bringing free over-the-counter medications, like Tylenol and Band-Aids, to area residents. No one should ever go without medicine and the Mobile Free Pharmacy Program enables us to reach those who are unaware of our free resources.”
To ensure the event runs smoothly and that all participants (up to 800 at times) are served before the doors close, many volunteers are needed. NC MedAssist is partnering with Cone Health, Cardinal Innovations and other safety-net organizations to recruit community members to serve in volunteer roles such as pharmacy consultation, client ‘personal shoppers’, and sorters. If you would like to volunteer, please visit www.medassist.org/volunteer to sign up.
There are currently over 17,500 people in Rockingham County that live below the Federal Poverty Level and do not qualify for insurance. Last fiscal year, NC MedAssist dispensed over $68.5 million in free prescription medication statewide. For more information on the Mobile Free Pharmacy and NC MedAssist, please visit www.medassist.org.