340B Pharmacy Program
The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement that allows Walgreen to participate in the Health Center’s 340B pharmacy program.
Individuals, particularly the elderly, suffer greatly from rising prescription costs. Some are forced to choose between paying for food or medication. To deal with this situation, many senior citizens take bus trips to Canada to purchase their medications at a deep discount. In New Bedford, the need for affordable health care, including prescription medications, is great -- more than 40% of residents live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
The approval by the USDHHS of a novel community health center project helps poor and uninsured patients obtain access to pharmacy services and lower-cost prescription drugs. With this project, more Greater New Bedford Community Health Center patients will get the vital medication they need.
In the Alternative Methods Demonstration Project, the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is able to stretch scarce resources and buy more of the medications and has added four Walgreens pharmacies.
In partnering with Walgreens, we are pleased to offer our patients not only their vitamins and prescription medicines, but the close and confidential relationships you've come to know and trust through the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center.
We are guided in this program by our mission to “provide programs and services that improve the health of individuals and the entire community." A reputation for excellence in service, access, and convenience are the criteria by which we carefully chose our partners. We think you'll agree.
Walgreens Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm;
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