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Rx Drug Access Partnership
June 7, 2011

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.

The Great!

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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

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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

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I provided leardership and direction for licensing the pharmacy in our new location and wrote a grant for a full-time midlevel provider to be hired at the clinic.