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NOVA ScriptsCentral INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: The mission of NoVA Rx is to provide the highest level of pharmaceutical care to the uninsured of Northern Virginia.

Results: We have dispensed $64 Million in Medications to the Northern Virginia Community

Target demographics: provide lifsaving medications and life saving health education to the uninsured

Direct beneficiaries per year: almost 4000 people with $6.3 Mill in medications

Geographic areas served: Northern Virginia

Programs: Medication access to those suffering from chronic medical conditions who otherwise would not be able to obtain them. We also offer our "Educate Before You Medicate" free health education classes in the community to educate folks about their health. We work to empower community members to get healthy through proper lifestyle choices as well as the appropriate use of their medications.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NOVA Scripts Central is a great organization that serves the community. Their work is truly amazing and they always do their best to help those who are in need to ensure the patients get their medications.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

During the COVID-19, NOVA Scripstcentral provide free medications to patient. It gives assurance to patients that they will get the medication without paying out of their pocket.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work with this nonprofit and I learned a great deal because of how active the organization is in the community. They have a network of working with other healthcare professionals to provide immunizations, education, and treatment to those in need. NOVA ScriptsCentral is an organization to be involved with for those who want to better serve the community.

WesleyHousing

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wesley Housing has been working with NSC for more than a year. The organization provides health and nutrition workshops to our low-income residents through the region. The content has been very well received by our residents, and their entire team has been wonderful to work with.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great organization that is doing critical work for the community they serve.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to their diabetes class at the free clinic and I learned a lot of information and I feel more secure in my health. I would definitely recommend this class to my friend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to their diabetes class and I learned and asked questions and I liked that they interpreted in my language.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been attending their monthly diabetes classes for 1 and 1/2 years. I've lost 36 pounds and feel so much better! My A1C has dropped from the 8 range to the 6 range and I am managing my diabetes much easier. I'm much more knowledgeable about how to manage my food intake and I would definitely recommend their class to both diabetics and non-diabetics. The presenters have been great, they're very personable, friendly, and knowledgeable about the subject.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I greatly appreciate you guys, job well done and thank you! Coming to the monthly diabetes classes has helped me a great deal by learning all about diabetes, diet, and medications.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been attending the diabetes classes for one year and my favorite part of coming was finding out the right food I should be eating. This class has been great and it's very positive!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Attending their monthly diabetes classes has helped me greatly and the fact that they have translators for their minority patients is incredible!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I Have attended one of their classes and it was very engaging! Great work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a pharmacy student doing a public health rotation at NOVA Scripts Central under Dr. Donney John. My experience at NOVA Scripts was fantastic and I really learned a lot from Dr. John as well as from the team. One of the big things I noticed was how connected everyone was there; it is literally like a small family. Everyone at NOVA Scripts spoke and treated me with respect; I felt like I was truly a part of the team. (I remember one of the staff gave out little, personalized Valentine's cards/treats; I thought she was going to skip over me--since I was new there--but she didn't; these are the little things that really stood out to me).

More importantly, the work they do there is amazing. Everyone works so hard to make sure that they are doing the best to impact underserved populations for the better. I especially loved one of the events they hosted: teaching elementary and middle school aged children the importance of eating healthy and exercising. The kids absolutely loved this and were really engaged with the speaker. There were many other things but this review is getting a bit long.

It seems like everyone at NOVA ScriptsCentral really loves what they do and they, without a doubt, deserve the Great NonProfits Top Rated Award. I hope that this review just says a little about what they are doing and the substantial impact they are making in the DC MD VA area.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NovaScripts is an extraordinary resource for this area. I have worked with many of the NovaScripts clinics that have access to their pharmacy services. They supply medications to the most vulnerable and are an important link while doing this. The education and knowledge that they share is the extra piece that makes them so valuable. They are a plesure to partner with.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is always a pleasure to partner with NOVA Scripts, they are very cooperative when it comes to do presentation to the clients I serve, the content is always relevant and the format very visually appealing and easy to follow and understand by clients of all ages.
the staff from NOVA Scripts really know how to effectively captivate the audience. Well done!
thanks a million for you contribution to our community.

Ingrid Velarde, NVFS Supervisor
PWC Health Access Programs

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came across NOVA Scripts a couple months back for a PAVE Clinic. The staff was super friendly and answered several of my questions in regards to the vaccinations. The the service they provide to the public is invaluable. It's so sad that many families forgo the basic shots because they are misinformed. NOVA Scripts are the "boots on the ground" that is helping remove the stigma of vaccination.

Robert Deguzman

Jay J.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Seeing the impact NOVA ScriptsCentral has on the community on people's lives has been incredible in the time my company has worked with them. The diversity and dedication of the staff to all aspects of helping the community with in the framework of a charitable pharmacy is one of the most amazing things I've seen in my 20 years working with non-profits. It has been truly eye opening experience for which I, and my team, are very grateful.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Novascripts does amazing work in the community and their service is truly impactful. I wish them many more years of success, our communities need them!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dr. Donney John is a wealth of knowledge and tremendous networker. His vast experience with other nonprofits is a benefit to us at CharityPharmacy.org is bringing to us connections otherwise unknown. The staff and students at NOVA Scripts have contributed their expertise with translations, software products and funding. We are grateful to have Dr. John and his team as part of CharityPharmacy.org.

Christie B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Interning at NOVAScripts was one of the best decisions I have made. During my time there, I was able to attend public health seminars as well as meet many people who aided and directed me in the field. I met the great staff at NOVAScripts and also learned to create items that would be informative to people representing different communities that made sense for all. If time permitted, I would go back to NOVAScripts to volunteer more often.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nova Scripts Central (NSC) entire workforce plays a pivotal role in addressing issues emerging from the nexus of escalating health care cost and health inequity by pragmatically increasing the role and involvement of a pharmacist in developing health education policies and programs that address the needs of disenfranchised/uninsured population they choose to serve. Nova Scripts Central leadership and team provides a platform for volunteers and also equip graduate interns like me to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively disseminate relevant public health knowledge, to create awareness about healthy-living, to develop disease prevention and immunization programs that cater to all ages in the communities it chooses to serve.
A case in the type of my involvement as a Pharmacist and Graduate Intern is the PAVE (Providing Access to Vaccine for Everyone) initiative. I am proud to be a part of the initiative that boasts of continued success in closing the immunization gap for school-age children by providing access to vaccine via a centralized & partnership-based immunization program. The initiative or centralized immunization program is designed to eliminate barriers in enrolling children promptly, by providing access to vaccines needed for school entrance to the uninsured population in Virginia. The initiative recognizes that timely enrollment into school systems provides the much needed educational support to students and their families and also recognizes that poor academic outcomes are often linked to poor health status.
On the overall, NSC epitomizes an organization that is favorably positioned to provide solutions to the escalating and unproductive health care burden on the economy and offers a broader horizon in alleviating health inequalities because of the varying resources and their involvement in various structural and social conditions needed for good health.

Thanks NSC!

Lawal Mumuney

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The presentation in “Educate Before You Medicate” offered at the 2018 FCPS Mental Health And Wellness Conference was extremely informative and enlightening. I always ask myself why medicine label instructions tell you to specifically use the measuring device that comes with the medicine. In this session I learned how important it is to use that measuring device as well as the repercussions of doing otherwise. I hope to see more presentations like this in the near future. I would definitely like to attend and recommend them.

-Lynnette Morales

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NOVA Scripts Central is by far one of the most involved nonprofit I have ever came across. Every member of their team genuinely care about their patients, they do their best to teach our community. I am excited to see more of them and to see them expand their services to many more low-profit families in Northern Virginia.

Jessica L.7

Donor

Rating: 5

This is such a unique organization! I have never seen one organization do so much. They give back to their community by educating people on different health topics such as diabetes, mental health, healthy eating, and how to shop on a budget. Plus their main mission is to help the less fortunate by making sure they have their life saving medications! To fill for the uninsured is a huge step; I wish there were more organizations out there that did this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a very successful experience working as a student intern at NOVA ScriptsCentral this past summer. Not only did I learn so much about this pharmacy, but I was able to connect with the most amazing co-workers there that were like mentors to me. As an intern, I helped create slideshows about various topics (such as diabetes, food portions and much more) for outreach presentations in the community. I was involved with educating the community and helping on the pharmacy side of NOVA ScriptsCentral. I was able to help with pulling medications, shipping, attending immunization clinics and logging in expired medications on excel. This experience at NOVA ScriptsCentral was very helpful to me in my path to pursuing a career in the medical/healthcare field. I know that in the future I will definitely be volunteering at this amazing nonprofit organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern at Nova Scripts Central for about 6 weeks. I got to know the employees really well. The experience was amazing. They taught me so much about the pharmacy world. There are many reasons why Nova Scripts central is truly a unique and notable pharmacy. First, they host outreach programs to educated Diabetic patients on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Second, Nova Scripts partners with other organizations to open immunization clinics during back to school season. Lastly, what makes Nova Scripts a unique pharmacy is how much they care about the NOVA community. Being part of this selfless and caring organization has helped me realize the many ways we can help our communities.
Here are some pictures of the remarkable Nova ScriptsCentral team.

Sallie Rosenberger E.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is such a special place. Dedicated staff. Great community partner. Every day this expert team works to make sure that folks with chronic disease have the medications and the knowledge they need to stay healthy. For example, if you are uninsured and have diabetes or high blood pressure, you have the medications needed to reach the heath goals that prevent complications. Wow! Life changing.

Board Member

Rating: 5

NOVA ScriptsCentral provides vital, lifesaving services for uninsured adults, children, and families living in northern Virginia. NSC is dedicated to ensuring that individuals live their healthiest life by not only providing necessary medications, but also creating a unique educational experience with a supportive and professional team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NovaScripts Central really shows compassion for their community when it comes to providing affordable medication. Their push for better health literacy within the minority population in Norther Virginia is a huge step forward for a pharmacy.

Whitney16

Board Member

Rating: 5

NOVA ScriptsCentral has the back of every patient in need in Northern Virginia and then goes above and beyond by providing medication training and education to make sure the medications do the very best work for the folks who take them.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Thoughtful community organization truly looking to solve the root of the issues the patients of NoVA face in creative, inventive ways.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are a group of volunteers, who approached Nova Scripts, looking for work. I am amazed to see what and how amazingly NovaScripts Central does services for the community. They are always busy doing something for the community or giving something back.
Getting awareness for kids about the diet at young age is one of the great idea from NOVAScripts central.

Thank you Dr. John for mentoring us and for being there for the community.
GIFTS4SOCIETY volunteer kids group.

Seissler

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a difference NOVA Scripts make to low income families in Northern Virginia. I am sooo proud of the work this great group makes every day!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

What a wonderful mission to provide medication to low income people! When you do not have the medications you need to treat your diabetes or your high blood pressure, NOVA Scripts has helped change lives one person at a time. The staff is talented and they help many who are afraid and sick. Not only do they supply medications, they also provide important information that helps people learn to take care of their chronic disease and thus improve health care outcomes.

I first met the NOVA Scripts staff when I was taking care of people who had no health insurance. We planned to use sample medications. What a terrible idea. Now people in our community have the medications they need to bring their blood pressure down and improve hemoglobin A1C's. NOVA Scripts ROCKS! Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are a group of volunteers, who approached Nova Scripts, looking for work. I am amazed to see what NovaScripts Central does for the community. They are always busy doing something for the community or giving something back.

Thank you Dr. John for mentoring us and for being there for the community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Now, more than ever, NOVA ScriptsCentral is essential to the lives and welfare of the uninsured population in Northern Virginia. The human toll of inaccessible medication is an underreported crisis, and this organization's leadership is critical to overcoming these challenges as we head toward an uncertain future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nova Scipt central ,a non-profit organisation i came to know through a friend who works there has impressed me in their effort to help uninsured and underserved patients get medications and health care . They have been a great impact to communities they serve . Keep up the good work .

Client Served

Rating: 5

NOVA Scripts is such an amazing dispensing pharmacy. Their staff there are very professional and love the work that they do. They share the same passion as most of us who work in the pharmacy/clinic field and who work with low-income patients. We enjoy working with them and they are doing a great job. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a low income American, my experience of customer service was exceptional. They treated me like royalty and addressed all my concerns with patience and humility. I'm ecstatic that they exist and constantly recommending my social network to them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't sing their praises enough. Working as a PCP for uninsured patients with chronic medical conditions is challenging on many fronts, but a huge struggle is securing affordable medication to maintain health. NOVA Scripts central handles this task for my patients seamlessly. The staff is personable, hard working and always available to assist if I call for help. Administratively they are on point-organized and accountable. The pharmacy staff are incredibly knowledgeable and are always ready to help me figure out dosing or other medication specific issue (interactions, formulary changes, etc). I'm honestly not sure what we do without the team and services provided by NOVA Scripts Central, Inc!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

NOVA ScriptsCentral is an organization like no other - with a focus on providing the resources needed to a vastly under-served population, while simultaneously building a pathway to lasting health through pharmaceutical education and best practices. While the organization is small, its impact is mighty - serving communities throughout Virginia that would otherwise be left untouched. Kudos to NOVA ScriptCentral, its staff, and wonderful Executive Director for all the outstanding work they do every day - it is a resource that cannot be replaced!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I gave a two thumbs up for NoVa scripts central for their endless service. They go an extra mile to do service to patient. They make sure that customer/ patient get their medicine before they run out.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

NSC is a centralized pharmacy that fills prescriptions for the underserved populations in our communities. Supporting safety net health clinics and similar settings, the staff of NSC assure appropriate pharmaceutical care is available for those who previously could not afford their prescription medications. As we know, medication adherence is critical to achieving optimal health for those with common chronic conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma. When patients are not able to obtain their prescriptions due to high costs, everyone suffers. I am proud to have been involved with NSC for several years, watching the success of the organization lead to more and more patients being able to get their necessary medications.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Nova Scripts last year through a day of service project and their dedication and passion to serve the community through pharmaceutical work has elements rare to find in any organization from public, to private, to other non-profits. They deserve commendation for the work they do each and every day to the highest caliber. It was an honor working with this non-profit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My organization has been working with Novascipts Central for several years now. They have provided our clinic with thousands of dollars worth of medications for just a $5 dispensing fee per prescription. Due to all their hard work, hundreds of our patients (some that are homeless, unemployed or unable to work due to a health condition) have been able to access maintenance medications that have kept them out of the emergency room. Also, their eligibility process is easy and streamlined and the staff is always willing to help if you contact them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Cathy Gallagher, MSN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM and I work at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center on a mobile clinic for people without health insurance and are at 200% of the poverty level. We care for many people with chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, diabetes, asthma, and so much more. Many of these patients are on multiple medications and have to decide if they should buy food or medications. Although Walmart and other pharmacies have a $4 program, the formularies are limited. NOVA scripts has been WONDERFUL in assisting us at getting medications, including patient assistance medications, which is a terribly tedious process. We help keep our patients out of the emergency room and maintain good health when they can get and take their medications. The people at NOVA scripts work hard at getting the best medication at the best price for our patients. We are blessed to have them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This place does great work and they help people receive medications at a great low price. The people that work at this company have an interest in helping people who need all the help they can get. They put all the effort in getting the care and medications for the patients that need it most.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people working for this organization are very committed to helping others and want to ensure they expand their knowledge to the general public. They want to be active in the community, educate the public, and connect them to any resources they need in their local community. They have lots of goals and ambitions with high motives and are passionate about what they do as a team.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the experience of volunteering for this organization. While there, I got to participate in the teaching for local communities and the participants were not only grateful for our lectures but also responded quite positively.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NOVA Scripts Central has done a wonderful job going above and beyond by not only helping those in the hospital, it is also working hard to educate the public. They have gone to the library to teach others about health topics as well as social media.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The NSC staff was great to work with! Everyone was nice and helpful. You can tell that they care about the patients and want to help in any way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have worked with NOVA ScriptsCentral for many years. Without their continuing aid we would be unable to have as robust a pharmacy program for our patients. Many of the drugs they provide we and our patients are unable to afford. Through the access, our partnership provides we are seeing much of population with chronic illnesses better manage and treat their diseases successfully.