Providing Access to Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies for the Underserved Population
Access to pharmaceuticals and related medical supplies is a challenge for the uninsured and underinsured populations. Safety net providers serve as an important resource for medicine and medical supplies needed by this underserved population. This section provides how- to guides, case studies and links to resources about how safety net facilities can increase access to free and low-cost medications and healthcare supplies.
- Facilitating Quality, Cost-Effective Medication Access A How-To-Guide written by Marisa Mancuso Barnes of Free Clinic Solutions
- Development of Pharmacy Services in a Free Clinic Setting presented by Kristin Stevens, MS, CBCI, ABCP
By the end of this presentation you should be able to: 1. Describe the need for clinical and administrative pharmacy services in free and charitable clinic settings 2. Describe the development, implementation, and potential benedits of a clinical pharmacy services program addressing the chronic disease management needs of a low-income, under- and uninsured patient population at a local free clinic in Wilmington, North Carolina. 3. Explore methods to incorporate similar models into one's own practice.
- Increasing Access to Medication through Community Collaboration - Cooperative Central Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK
- Medication Room as Part of Clinic Flow: Increased Efficiency of Medication Delivery and Continuity of Care - Neighborhood Health Clinic, Naples, FL
- Increasing Access to Mental Health Services Through Partnership and Pharmaceuticals through Technology - St. Frances Cabrini Clinic, Detroit, MI
- Americares USAccess
- Co-Pay Assistance Programs: Patient Resource Guide developed by Americares
- Direct Relief International
- Dispensary of Hope
- Needy Meds
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance
- OperationUSA (CA Only)
- Patient Assistance Programs Listed by Psychotropic Medication