What began in 1997 as an assistance program for seniors doling out vouchers to help them pay for their medications evolved into the statewide pharmacy for the uninsured in North Carolina in 2009.
NC MedAssist in Charlotte has continued its growth, provided life-saving medications to over 15,000 North Carolinians in 2017.
In addition to prescription medication assistance, NC MedAssist also runs an OTC program, giving away aspirin, children’s cough syrup, allergy medicine, and vitamins. A team of volunteers sort the medications and disperse them through The OTC Free Store or their Mobile Free Pharmacy events. With this program, they help another 20,000 families each year.
Success with this kind of volume is made possible through a dedicated team, donations and volunteers, and a robot named Max.