NC MedAssist will hold its first Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Yanceyville on Friday, January 10. The event, which is in collaboration with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, is open to any low-income individual or family needing over-the-counter medications. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Caswell County Parks and Recreation (228 County Park Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379). Identification is not required to participate.

“We are always excited to work with our partners at NC MedAssist to support our communities,” said Cardinal Innovations CEO Trey Sutten. “The Mobile Free Pharmacy event is an opportunity for us to make an impact on the health and wellness of the people of Caswell County. We look forward to helping provide health resources and education to individuals and families in this community.”

Individuals will receive up to up to 8 medicine cabinet items for their family/home. Additionally, participants will receive other free healthcare services like information on 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 its first Mobile Free Pharmacy event in Caswell County,” stated CEO Lori Giang. “Together with our community partner Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, 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.”

The event is completely volunteer run. Serving 800 individuals in one day takes many hands to make sure the event runs smoothly and ensures that all participants are served before the door closes. NC MedAssist is partnering with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare and other safety-net organizations to recruit community members to serve in roles such as pharmacy consultation, client ‘personal shoppers’, and sorters. If you would like to volunteer, please visit www.medassist.org to sign up.

There are currently more than 1,400 people in Caswell 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.

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. NC MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the Free Pharmacy Program, the Mobile Free Pharmacy, and the Senior Care Program. NC MedAssist dispenses more than $48.5 million worth of free prescription medication to 15,000 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.

About Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare provides access to Medicaid and state-funded benefits, providers and supports for more than 850,000 individuals with complex needs. Using a community-based model of care management, Cardinal Innovations seeks to improve the health and wellness of its members by collaborating with local providers and stakeholders. Recognized for operational excellence, innovative solutions and superior outcomes for members, as well as accuracy and speed of payments to providers and cost-effective funds management, Cardinal Innovations is a leading managed care organization proud to serve North Carolina’s most vulnerable citizens. For more information, visit cardinalinnovations.org.

Media Contact:
Kristin Young
Foundations and Communications Director
704.350.3567 (work)
704.661.0641 (cell)
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