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9/26/2019 12:11:00 AM
NC MedAssist's Health Care Resources Coming To Lincoln County

Sheila Kidwell, Director of Foundations & Communications
Press Release for NC MedAssist


LINCOLNTON, N.C. - NC MedAssist is holding a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Lincoln County, NC on Wednesday, October 2. The event is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications.

The event will be held at the Lincoln County Schools Board of Education Community Room (201 Jeb Seagle Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092). Participants must be at least 18-years-old to receive medicine. Everyone will receive up to eight OTC items free of charge. No identification is required.

Jordan Frye, Community Engagement at Atrium Health, said: “We are looking forward to partnering with NC MedAssist to provide a Mobile Free Pharmacy in Lincoln County. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of people in need.” With the help of Atrium Health, NC MedAssist is able to touch the lives of community members in Lincoln County and make a positive impact.



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“NC MedAssist is excited to host a Mobile Free Pharmacy event in Lincoln County,” stated NC MedAssist CEO, Lori Giang. She shared: “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 prescription pharmacy resources.”

The Mobile Free Pharmacy events have served upwards of 800 people, at times. At the event, information will also be available about enrolling in the NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program, which mails free prescription medications directly to a patient’s home. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those in need; it is aiding people who are making the choice between buying food and purchasing life-saving medication. Over the last fiscal year, NC MedAssist distributed over $74 million in free prescription and over-the-counter medication statewide. Of course, this would not be possible without the numerous, dedicated volunteers.

NC MedAssist is a statewide non-profit pharmacy, founded in 1997. The organization provides free prescription medication 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. Learn more about NC MedAssist right now at www.medassist.org. You can also visit their Facebook and Twitter pages, or contact them to find out how you can help.


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