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NC MedAssist is holding a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Halifax County January 17.

The event is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications.  

The event will be held at the Ervin C. Griffin, Sr. Centre at Halifax Community College from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Participants must be at least 18 years old to receive medicine. Everyone will receive up to eight OTC items free of charge. No identification is required.

The Mobile Free Pharmacy events have served upwards of 800 people at times. 

To ensure the event runs smoothly and that all participants are served by the end, many volunteers are needed. 

NC MedAssist is partnered with other safety-net organizations to recruit community members to serve in volunteer roles such as pharmacy consultation, client personal shoppers, and sorters. However, the charitable organization is still actively seeking volunteers for the Mobile Free Pharmacy Event from the community. Any available individuals can sign up at www.medassist.org/volunteer

At the event, information will also be available about enrolling in the NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program, which mails free prescription medications directly to a patient’s home.  

NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those in need; it is aiding people who are making the choice between buying food and purchasing life-saving medication.

Founded in 1997, NC MedAssist is a state-wide non-profit pharmacy that provides free prescription medication to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. 

NC MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the Free Pharmacy Program, the Mobile Free Pharmacy program, and the Senior Care Program. 

NC MedAssist dispenses more than $74.4 million worth of free prescription and over-the-counter medication to 57,189 low-income North Carolinians each year through the above mentioned programs, as well as the Free OTC Store located in Charlotte.