"For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, says the Lord, because they have called you an outcast." -Jeremiah 30:17
On February 26, 2010, the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio provided a life-saving prescription to its first patient - a man with a history of strokes who had been released from prison with only a two-week supply of medication. Now, more than five years later, the Pharmacy has served over 4,700 patients who otherwise could not afford their medications. In doing so, the Pharmacy has dispensed over 270,000 prescriptions valued at more than $21 million!
Patients at the Charitable Pharmacy receive more than just medications, though. Each time at the Pharmacy, patients meet with a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to talk about their medications, how they're feeling, and any questions they may have. Patients are also screened for high blood pressure and blood sugar, as warranted by their health conditions.
MISSION STATEMENT...The Charitable Pharmacy's primary mission is to provide affordable and appropriate pharmacy services* and coordinate access to health care for people who are vulnerable** in our community.
*Pharmacy Services: Medicines and necessary services to ensure optimum clinical outcomes.
**Vulnerable: Those living at or below 200% of the Federal Povery Level who are uninsured or underinsured for prescription medications.
The Charitable Pharmacy is located in Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH. The Pharmacy is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. New patients should call the Pharmacy at 614-227-0301 to schedule an appointment. To contact a staff member at the Pharmacy, email charitablepharmacy [at] gmail.com or call 614-227-0301.