The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church supports a wide variety of mission partners, both local and global, in advancing our common mission to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.' Each month, we will join together in praying for our brothers and sisters doing mission and ministry around the world.
Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio
The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, a ministry of the West Ohio Conference, provides free medications for Franklin County (OH) residents who cannot afford to purchase them, often due to a lack of income or insurance. Since opening, the Pharmacy has dispensed over 300,000 prescriptions valued at more than $25 million. Many of the Pharmacy’s patients come back month after month to treat chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, depression, and high cholesterol. Without these medications, many patients would end up in emergency rooms, receiving very costly care. The Pharmacy’s staff of nine, plus two resident pharmacists, volunteer pharmacists and technicians, and senior pharmacy interns, regularly see 50-60 patients and dispense 250 prescriptions each day. This is the only stand-alone free pharmacy in the Columbus area.
This month, please pray for:
Week 1: The more than 5,700 patients who have received free prescriptions from the Charitable Pharmacy since it opened in February 2010.
Week 2: Wisdom and compassion as Pharmacy staff members meet with patients, ask and answer questions, and listen to their concerns.
Week 3: New and continuing funding sources for the Charitable Pharmacy’s ever-increasing need for medications and staffing.
Week 4: Patients who have serious health needs and have trouble affording health insurance and accessing sufficient health care.