Blue Ridge Health launches medication delivery service
Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Beginning August 14, Blue Ridge Health (BRH) launched a medication delivery service to patients in Rutherford and Polk Counties. The service is designed to improve access to discount medications offered through the 340B Pharmacy program for qualifying patients at Blue Ridge Health. All insurances are accepted, including Medicaid and Medicare, and delivery is available Monday – Friday.
“Community Health Centers by their very nature are access-oriented.” said Matt Webber, the pharmacy director for Blue Ridge Health who oversees the organization’s two in-house pharmacies and 20 contracted locations. “We want to make sure our patients experience as few barriers as possible when receiving the care and medication they need. Transportation and the rising cost of necessary medications are both barriers for our patients that this program addresses.”
Prescriptions submitted before 11:30 a.m. are eligible for same day delivery and medication counseling will be offered to all patients upon delivery. Patients enrolled in the MedSync program – another way that Blue Ridge Health helps patients save time and money by filling and delivering all of their medications to their home once a month – will qualify for free delivery.
The 340B Program enables covered entities such as Blue Ridge Health to use resources as efficiently as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services. Blue Ridge Health offers a price match guarantee to our patients and their integrated care model means a patients’ pharmacist and medical or behavioral health provider work together to streamline access and improve care.
For more information or to schedule an appointment today, call 828-692-3106 or visit brchs.com.
– article submitted by Lee Homan