BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Any household or particular person 18 and older will be capable of achieve entry to free over-the-counter drugs subsequent week. NC MedAssist, in partnership with Humana and Wilmington Well being, will arrange a Cell Free Pharmacy on Mar. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Navassa Group Middle.
“We would like everybody to remain wholesome this winter, which not solely coincides with chilly and flu season, however is sophisticated by COVID-19,” Patrick Farley, Humana’s North Carolina director, mentioned.
The pharmacy occasion will provide drive-thru service solely and requires all members stay of their autos and comply with Covid-19 protocols to choose up drugs. Numerous allergy (grownup and baby), cough and chilly (grownup and baby), digestive aids, ache reduction, nutritional vitamins, eye care, laxatives, pores and skin remedy, sleep aids and quit smoking aids are supplied. Even private hygiene objects, like cleaning soap and shampoo, are supplied.
Although not obligatory, people can preorder their objects via an online form upon choosing the Brunswick occasion. The shape requires fundamental contact info, and asks questions on medical insurance, whether or not people want help with prescription meds, in addition to seeks permission for medical insurance brokers to contact registered customers.
NC MedAssist is a nonprofit group that focuses on mailing free prescription drugs on to sufferers. Its mission is to assist these in want, together with the uninsured and the underinsured, so procuring life-saving remedy isn’t a burden.
Those that don’t have entry to preregistration will be capable of take part within the occasion as provides final.
Insurance coverage just isn’t wanted to retrieve meds from the free occasion, neither is identification required.
“We can be bringing near $100,000 price of OTC medication to the occasion to be distributed to these most in want in our neighborhood,” Sheila Kidwell, director of foundations and communication at NC MedAssist, mentioned.
The Cell Free Pharmacy has served hundreds of individuals and distributed greater than $76 million in prescription remedy in 2020.
In an effort to serve the neighborhood effectively, this system additionally wants volunteers. Roles embrace pharmacy session, shopper “private customers,” and sorters. events can enroll at www.medassist.org/volunteer.
NC MedAssist presents three packages yearly throughout the state: the Free Pharmacy Program (for prescription remedy), the Cell Free Pharmacy Program (for over-the-counter medication), and the Transitional Jobs Program (for people with boundaries to employment), in response to a press launch.
The Brunswick County occasion takes place at 338 Essential Avenue in Navassa, over the bridge, 9 miles or so from Wilmington.
Members can choose one merchandise from every class of medicines supplied:
Allergy: Nasal Spray, Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec, Nasal Saline Spray, Benadryl
Grownup Chilly & Cough: Multi-Symptom Day, Multi-Symptom Night time, Cough Syrup
Digestive Aids: Anti-Diarrheal, Fiber, Antacid, Probiotics
Ache Aid: Ache Aid, Aspirin 81mg, Muscle Rub, Tylenol, Goodys/BC Powder, Aspirin 325 mg
Nutritional vitamins: Coronary heart Well being, Psychological Consciousness, Hair, Pores and skin, and Nails, Males’s Well being, Ladies’s Well being, Immunity Enhance, Liver Well being & Perform, Reminiscence Enhance
Eye Care: Eye Drops, Contact Resolution
Laxative & Hemorrhoids: Milk of Magnesia, Laxative
Pores and skin Remedy: Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Scar Remedy, Sunscreen, Anti-itch
Private Care: Shampoo, Lotion, Physique Cleaning soap, Vaseline
Sleep Support: Melatonin, Generic Sleep Support
Cease Smoking Support: Nicotine Gum, Nicotine Lozenge
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