Rx Drug Access Partnership

Rating: 4.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2924 Emerywood Parkway Suite 300 Richmond VA 23294 USA

Mission: Rx Partnership (RxP) exists to increase access to free prescription medicines for eligible, uninsured Virginians. RxP accomplishes this as a free standing, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which serves as a broker to access and distribute free prescription medications in bulk. RxP solicits free medications from six pharmaceutical companies and arranges for their distribution to affiliate community-based free clinics and community health centers with licensed pharmacies which it credentials, monitors and audits. RxP’s unique bulk replacement process circumvents the burdensome, costly and time consuming individual Indigent Patient Drug Assistance Programs resulting in a streamlined, efficient and cost-effective process which delivers more drugs to a larger number of patients in need. 
Programs: Rx Partnership provides a straightforward and effective solution to this growing problem of access to prescription medication for the uninsured. To date, RxP has provided over $40 million retail value of medications to over 30,000 uninsured Virginians by partnering with free clinics and community health centers and leveraging resources to expand access to free medication to vulnerable people within our community.  

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Patientswhom we serve are 200% of FPG. They have no insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare and, frequently, barely have resources for survival.
If we could not provide medications to accomodate their treatment, our primary care services would be in vain. You can't tell a diabetic to keep good control of their blood sugar inless they have Insulin or oral glycemic medications and the cabability to check their blood sugar. LIke wise an acute illness becomes complicated unless the appropriate medication is provided.

Providing assessment of the patients' health care needs and the medications to maintain their health status ensures the patient will become a partner in the tratment of their illness and paves the road to wellness.

Having our pharmacy to provide essential medications also attracts volunteer physicians to treaqt our patients. It avois the frustration of evaluatins a patient, developing a treatment plan, and having the plan be void because the patient can't afford the prescribed medication.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

ovr the past two(2) years, I have watched the clinic grow -- serving more people. We have added additional staff, a Dental Clinic, and a Board Certified endocrinologst to treat our complicated diabetics.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Become a RHC three days a week and a Free Clinic Two days a week to obtain enhanced reimbursement for medicare and medicaid patients. This community does not have enough primary care physicians for our underinsured and uninsured population. As a Free Clinic we cannot treat these patients and bill Medeicare and Medicaid. Curerently they get theior primary care in the local ER, which is losing $300K per month! This is not sustainable.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It provides free episodic and continuing chronic prescriptions and primary health care to the uninsured of Franklin County.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a consultant pharmacist setting up a pharmacy at Western Tidewater Free Clinic. The pharmacy's goal is to improve service to patients by providing medications at the time of their appointment. RxPartnership has been very helpful in this process by providing me with sample policies, names of other pharmacists to contact and education on how the process works. They have quickly reviewed our proposed policies and made excellent suggestions for improvement. Amy Yarchch made a special visit to the clinic to offer her help. They have also included us in their emails and conference calls as if we were members so that we would feel comfortable with the process.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

RxPartnership has provided significant help in setting up the pharmacy. We are due for an inspection from them next week and should begin receiving medications shortly.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do not have enough experience to make suggestions. They have been most helpful and accessible to me.;

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Rating: 5 stars  

Rx Partnership is a critical part of the health care safety net for uninsured and low income Virginians. Since 2004, the Partnership has provided over $50 million in free medications from pharmaceutical company partners to 20 Free Clinics in Virginia. The Rx Partnership is the only way these patients can obtain their necessary medications, remain heathy, and stay out of the hospital. As a Board Member, I am so proud of the work of the Partnership....it is making a monumental difference in the lives of tens of thousands of disadvantaged Virginians.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing patients receive their medications at a Free Clinic. Without this program, thousands of low-income Virginians would not have access to critical medications. As a Board Member, I also have seen the financial information that illustrates the cost effectiveness of the program...with a total annual budget of only $341,050, Rx Parternship is able to leverage $35.09 retail value of prescription meidcation for every $1 donated.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help the staff and other Board members expand the number of pharmaceutical companies participating in the program.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am the Volunteer manager at the Charlottesville Free Clinic. The Charlottesville Free Clinic is a nonprofit, medical clinic providing quality health care to individuals who do not have health insurance and do not qualify for free care at local hospitals. On each clinic evening, four to six doctors see roughly 20-34 patients. The clinic functions each night due to the effort of 25 to 30 volunteers, both from medical and non-medical backgrounds.
We could not provide drugs to all of our patients without all the support we get from the RXpartnership. Not only can we provide free drugs for those of our patients in need, we also provide great volunteer and learning opportunities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By working closely with our volunteer pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, we see positive and huge health outcomes from our patients that now receive free drugs from us because of those we get from the RXpartnership.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would work on making paperwork and other regulations less time consuming for the member clinics.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I serve as a Development Director of a Free Clinic. I recently worked with a patient to access medications through RxPartnership. Without the cooperation from RxP, we would not be able to provide this patient with access to medication critical to his health.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

accessing medication that we would not ordinarily have access to.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue doing the good work that you are doing.

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