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Community Prescription Support Program Inc

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  • EIN 30-0270211
  • (989) 752-6000
  • 100 S. Jefferson Avenue Suite 101 Saginaw MI 48607 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Care

Mission: "People helping people access assistance for prescription medications" Provide services for and partner with individuals who are uninsured or underinsured and/or have a low income or no income to maintain their health thus remaining compliant with medications, minimizing the risk of hospitalizations, reducing debilitating health issues and staying alive.

Results: Currently our focus is on shorter processing times for medications and paperwork to ensure clients are served in a timely manner and allow for greater number of clients to be assisted

Target demographics: Individuals who are uninsured or underinsured and/or who have a low income or no income

Direct beneficiaries per year: 800 (approx) clients are provided services annuallyAverage of 35 walk in clients a day

Geographic areas served: Residents of Saginaw County Michigan or individuals who access health care in Saginaw County or individuals who access a provider with a Saginaw County affiliation i.e. HDI, Covenant Hospital, St. Mary's of Michigan

Programs: ALL SERVICES ARE FREE Prescription Medications Durable and/or Disposable Medical Equipment and/or Supplies Advocacy Referrals Education Bridging short term Mental Health Support Diabetic Education Medicare Specialist - Support and Resources Community Outreach

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Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I highly recommend Community Prescription Support Program! This wonderful place saves my life every month, for I have no insurance and cannot afford my prescriptions due to being in a difficult life situation for the past 12 years. I would literally not be here if it wasn't for Community Prescription Support Program. CRxSP relies on grants, donations and volunteers to help those in need who are uninsured or underinsured and have a low income or no income. They provide vital prescription medications for FREE. I don't know what I would do if Saginaw did not have CRxSP. I cannot say enough good things about Community Prescription Support Program. They are saving lives every day. The volunteers are absolutely wonderful and they are extremely hard workers. CRxSP does anything and everything they can to help each and every person that comes through their doors the best they can. Please spread the word of how great CRxSP is and that they can always use more volunteers because there are SO many people out there that need their help. CRxSP helps SO many people that it'd be a shame if this place closed due to a lack of funding or volunteers. So, thank you, thank you, thank you, CRxSP, from the bottom of my heart, for all your dedication and hard work to helping those in need!!! Keep up the great work!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A big thank you to this great organization. Without CRXSP I would never be able to afford my meds. The community is well served by the caring people that work here. Thank you!

Zena C.

Client Served

Rating: 4

They have been a great help to me and my husband and I am glad they have this service

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I am greatful for their help. They have help me where our own goverment wont. I wish lots ofhealth and happiness to Ms Suzanne.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy spending my time here @ CRxSP the staff is friendly

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Client Served

Rating: 4

My Adult son is in-between insurance and has several medical issues. I went for the first time today. There might be a wait but the wait is worth it. It is run by volunteers and they provide free medicine to people who are uninsured or underinsured. I did not leave emptyhanded, my son got the medicine he needed. They were so kind and respectful and I did not feel overwhelmed by paperwork like some agencys. So bring a bottle of water and stay and wait. Once they call your name they are there for you and concerned, they don't rush you. They make sure you get what you need. I do not know how they do what they do, it is amazing! Thank You CRXSP.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I've been a client for many years and really appreciate the assistance I've received from crxsp. While picking up my medication about three years ago the wait was extremely long that day. The lady working at the sign in desk apologized for the long wait and said that they were very short of help so since I was unemployed and was able to help I signed up as a volunteer.
My experience helping at crxsp has been very rewarding. Sure there are days when it becomes overwhelming and stressful but that is how I felt at work at times as well. Just seeing clients faces when you have helped them or hearing the gratitude in their voices is powerful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

through there help we were able to receive all our meds. which is a GREAT help when you don't have prescription ins. They are awesome people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Daily I pray that we continue to have the resources needed to continue this ministry. Rresources include dedicated volunteers with a variety of skills and the funding needed to keep this ministry open for those who come. Some come once or twice because they can't afford their medications- help through a rough time, but others come monthly because they have no money nor insurance for medications. It is blessing for those served, but it is also blessing to me. I admire and respect those I meet through this ministry and feel blessed that I am able to be a part of this important ministry in Saginaw. as volunteer and board member.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

Though currently I am a Board member, I have been volunteering 20--30 hours weekly since the Fall of 2002 when Sr. Phyllis Klonowski, OP, who was urged to begin this ministry, invited me to join her in a tiny office located in the Marie Davis Senior Center. Over the years I've done many tasks but my hoaned specialty is Intake: interviewing new clients, collecting needed documents, referring individuals to other resources, and processing pharmeeutical company forms so on going medications are available each month. Due to the generosity of others, clients usually receive medications on their first visit. This is especially important for those coming from ER or as hospital discharges. It has been a blessing to minister to so many individuals over the years. As others have learned from me, I have learned so much during our time together. I believe that this working together builds, community and healthier individuals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Everybody knows things are tough in today's economy. But there are many positive things that are happening today. People that are kind and friendly and they go above and beyond what was expected. I called and was told that if I could make it in they could help me. and help is what I received 10 fold. There was someone to answer my questions and to lend a hand in a tough situation just out of the hospital and no where to go.

I think that this place is a jewel in our city and the people that work there share a mission of service to the people. You do not find that today very much, polite and treated with respect, no matter what the situation is or where you came from.

CRxSP is the best!!!

- John

1 Khoa M.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Community Prescription program is really helpful to the community. There was a gentleman who had close to 20 prescriptions totaling some $4000/month. The staff painstakingly applied to different programs for each individual drug so this man could have his medications. I know that on his own, this man would neither be able to pay for nor know the individual programs and thus would most likely never take his medications. The program also helps other patients like a woman who was discharged from the hospital with no drugs. For her, the staff even went to the physician and obtained the prescription before obtaining the drugs for her. In short, this is a great program that helps anyone in the community who has problems affording their medications.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered there there for several hours. Given the amount of clients that come in and the resources they had, they are doing a pretty good job. Not only do they provide medications for the most vulnerable, they also educate them in so many different levels which to me is awesome and very much needed. In the larger scope of things they contribute extensively to the community in ways that are immeasurable. Thank you CRxSP

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Client Served

Rating: 5

These folks all though volunteers and go above and beyond the call of duty. I have been going there for the past four years. They have helped me get my meds when I was unable to afford them. I also appreciate the fact that they allow students to rotate in their facility to talk with us to see how they can improve what they can do for their patients in the future.

I also volunteer when I come in by answering the door. It is a great feeling when I can help when they are short handed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After my divorce. I no longer could afford insurance and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and all that goes with these illnesses. I was told about CRxSP from the folks at Saginaw Health Plan. I was able to go and get the meds I could not longer afford. The folks there were very helpful in helping me with being able to get other help I could no longer afford. They also, have folks come in that will soon be doctors to see if they can get any pointers on how to be better doctors. It was also helpful to hear what they thought about what I could do differently to get better help from my doctor. These folks also gave advice on what could help with my illnesses. I would also like to add the as volunteers the folks go above and beyond the call of duty.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been going there for around 5 years. Everyone that works & voluteers there are so very sweet & nice. Suzanne, Linda, Gary,Ellie, Sister Slyvia, Sister Maxine are so very helpful. THey always try to get you out of the office quick. I don't know where I would get my meds without them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In January 2012 I became unemployed. My wife and I are on several medications, some very expensive. We lost our coverage and there was no way we could afford them. Among other things, my wife has epilepsy and I have bipolar disorder. Suffice it to say we can't go without our meds. The staff at CRxSP cut through the red tape and helped us get meds from the drug companies for free. And considering the number of meds we take, that was no mean feat. The staff has even helpedn us switch to medications that we could get for free when the patent would run out on the pills we were taking. Thanks to all the staff there. Special thanks to Suzanne, Linda, Ellie, Gary, Sister Sylvia, Sister Maxine, and the pharmacy staff. They are wonderful human beings, and they make CRxSP a godsent to people like me and my wife when we are in need.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a Board member and a volunteer. The program is a huge safety-net for many people that are struggling. It is a pleasure to work with the clients as the volunteers get as much out of helping the clients than the clients get from us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In January 2007 I found my self unemployed. With unemployment compensation I did not qualify for medicaid. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid issues as well as stress related depression. I have since taken a position working for near minimum wage andd still don't qualify for medical assistance (I earn too much to get Medicaid, yet not enough to pay for health insurance on my own). CRxSP has been there to help provide my needed medications. I have tried to help out at the office by volunteering as a maintenance/handy-man. This program has helped to relieve some of my stress, there-by potentially assisting in preventing further medical issues.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crxsp is a very good program . They have helped me with my medications when I didn't have insurance without them I would not have been able to get my medication. They are currently helping my husband with his medications . We are $50.00 over the low income qualifications for a family and live paycheck to paycheck just getting food , electricity ,heat and putting gas in the car to go to work and take the kids to school it doesn't leave anything left for prescriptions . We are very greatful to the staff and sister phyllis for this program. Without this program a lot of people would not get the medications that they need to live. I know a lot of people out there do use this program , it is needed here in Saginaw . Please consider Community prescription support program inc . Thank you !!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A year ago, I returned to college to become a Pharmacy Technician. The Community Perscription Support Program gave me the opportunity to get valuable experience as a Pharmacy Tech in the field. For a year, I volunteered once a week and learned from their professional staff. They partner with a variety of local colleges and technical schools and serve as a placement/internship site for all types of students in the medical field including: nursing assistants, nurses, pharmacy techs, and medical students. All volunteers are welcome. I still continue to volunteer, usually one day a month. So while I'm serving others, I'm continuing to learn and grow professionally.

Jared D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I been getting help for three months now. It has prevented from going into the hospital a few times since I have my meds. The last time when I went to the E.R. was from not taking my meds, because I couldn't afford them. They told me If I was older I would of died of a heart attack. I gave to the United Way Weekly of my ckeck for 6 years of my last job. Im unemployed and looking for work. If It wasn't for this I would be in bad shape. Please keep this progarm going in Saginaw. Thank You!

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I Have been a volunteer since February of this year.I think this is the best organization anybody can ever think of Far as helping people who done have insurance and cant afford to pay high co pays. What i do here is i enter the client entake into the computer.I highly would recommand people to come here.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without this program I would not have been able to get all the prescriptions I need. They offer such a good program and without this program I don’t know where I would be. Community Prescription Support Program has helped many people in this community and I am truly grateful for all it has done.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heard about these folks about five years ago. They have helped my mom and myself. My mom has passed but they are still helping me a great deal.

Howard M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for over a year and a half and a client for over 6 years. I enjoy working here in the donations room and have helped some clients. One in particular had a spouse that was bedridden and had to be in the next room to hear them call. I was going through the donations and came across a baby monitor and thought of them. The monitor helped them out dramatically. You can expect the people here to go above and beyond the call of duty to help you out. I have made some people happy through my balloon twisting as well.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The service that my mother and i received was greatly needed and appreciated. Without this program i would not have been able to get the meds that i needed. I must say that this program is needed they must be allowed to continue the service that they offer.The community will benefit greatly from this program. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

Client Served

Rating: 5

To whom it may concern: I have been going to the Community Prescription Support Program for six years, and I have to tell you that if it wasn't for the Community Prescription Support Program, I'd be dead. I am disabled, I Can not work, I am on Sixteen medications that would cost me THOUSANDS of dollars a month, that I do not have as my total monthly income is less then $800.00 a month. The ONLY Reason I'm alive is because of Community Prescription Support Program. They deserve all the help they can get. The staff is the BEST !!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great non profit organization that really serves and aids in the continued improvement and maintenance of many people that they touch.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have witnessed friends come in and get medications that they could not otherwise recieve without the assistance of Community Prescription Support Program. This is a great program,especially in this economy where people are unable to afford medications that are vital to their health.

Client Served

Rating: 5

THE SERVICE PROVIDED IS GREATLY NEEDED IN THIS COMMUNITY. LOW INCOME AND UNINSURED HAVE NO OTHER RESOURCES. THIS IS A GOD SEND. WE (I) AM TRULY GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL FOR THE AVAILABLE PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The CRxSP program has helped myself and many other people who cannot afford to pay for their medications, get the meds they need. They took the time to help me get signed up with the drug companies to get the medications I need for no charge. They will take the time to help anyone in need, and they will also refer clients to other necessary medical resources. The volunteers are great, and do the best they can with limited resources. Mark S

Client Served

Rating: 4

This is the best place,they could work on being a little faster,but they get the job done. I don't know what I would do without CRSP,as I need my meds to get by on a daily. Thank-you so much.

1 Joan21

Board Member

Rating: 5

CRxSP serves a wide range of individuals and families including those who have:
 No prescription insurance
 Low income
 Medicare D eligibility (donut hole)
 Unemployed/seasonal employment
 Medicaid with a spend down
 Saginaw Health Plan B

Very often individuals who at one time were able to afford their medications are now unable to because of loss of work, illness that prevents them from working, etc.

The medications distributed by CRxSP treat a wide range of health conditions including diabetes, heart conditions, high blood pressure, cancer, neurological disorders, mental health, asthma and arthritis. If it were not for CRxSP, there would be thousands of Saginaw County residents unable to receive their desperately needed medications. CRxSP does NOT charge patients a fee for our services.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me immensely when my medicare hit the donut hole. I definately could not afford the to pay out of pocket what was demanded. I would have had to choose between my meds, food, and gas. The volunteers there are wonderful. They do not degrade you for not being able to afford your meds. You can talk to them about any thing and they understand. They are the greatest.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After being married for 37 years I found myself without any health insurance. I have some seriouse health problems and then I lost my job. I have no way of paying for my medicines. If this program was not there I have no idea where I would be able to get my meds.They really have been a life saver. Not only do they help me out with my medicines they all are very caring and understanding people. I have also gone to dhs and could not get help with insurance. I thank god everyday for this program and the people who work and volenteeer there.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 3

My situation as a single woman with no health coverage and a part time, minimum wage job left me without a way to pay for my prescriptions. DHS said I wasn't eligible for Medicaid so.... I heard about CRxSP. They completed forms to send to the manufactures of the drug I needed. They gave me a month supply, in the meantime they followed up and the manufacture started the supply my medication under a Patient Assistant Program. The medications are shipped to CRxSP and I go there as needed to obtain my prescription at NO COST. They also signed me up for Saginaw Health Plan, a county plan which enables me to see a doctor for a minimal cost. When I needed glasses they helped me find a source in the community where I was able to obtain my glasses at no cost. While waiting for my meds, I saw the volunteer sign and now I've been a volunteer for over a year.