NEW: CVS + RI Free Clinic Team Up For Free Prescriptions
Friday, September 21, 2012
CVS Caremark and the Rhode Island Free Clinic have announced a partnership to help the uninsured, working poor in Rhode Island get access to the vital medications they need. Through this collaboration, the Clinic’s patients can get prescriptions filled at no cost, and can receive quality face-to-face pharmacist counseling at three CVS/pharmacy locations in the Greater Providence area.
“We are so appreciative of this invaluable partnership with CVS Caremark,” said Marie Ghazal, chief executive officer of the Rhode Island Free Clinic. “We provide free, comprehensive health care to approximately 2,000 uninsured Rhode Islanders each year, and this partnership will provide them with increased access and expert counsel for the medications they need.” Prior to the partnership, the Clinic relied on dozens of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who were donating their time to fill the nearly 15,000 prescriptions needed by patients each year.
CVS/Free Clinic Partnership
“At CVS Caremark, we have a strong philanthropic focus on providing access to quality health care to underserved populations, making our work with the Rhode Island Free Clinic a natural fit,” said Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Caremark. “This partnership allows us to help Rhode Islanders on their path to better health by connecting them with our pharmacists who can provide counseling and support.”
Merlo noted that the enhanced offerings of the partnership will also allow the Clinic to prioritize their limited resources and focus on what they do best: providing quality health care services to Rhode Islanders who need it most.
Participating CVS pharmacies
Through the strengthened partnership between CVS Caremark and the Rhode Island Free Clinic, patients of the Clinic can get their prescriptions filled at no cost at three CVS/pharmacy locations in the state. These locations, requested by the Clinic based on where their patients live, include CVS/pharmacy stores at 309 Broad Street in Central Falls, 1195 Oaklawn Avenue in Cranston and 960 Broad Street in Providence.
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