NEW Rx Mail Delivery Program for Patients
Rx Partnership is committed to ensuring that the most vulnerable Virginians (and the clinics that serve them!) have access to affordable medications to treat chronic conditions. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rx Partnership has piloted a new program that allows clinics to mail prescriptions directly to patients' homes instead of patients having to pick-up their medications from the clinic.
Rx Partnership is able to offer this program at no cost to either the clinic or the patient through the generosity of foundation supporters.
Reduces the risk of exposure for both patients and clinic staff and volunteers while ensuring that vital medication is received in a timely manner by patients with chronic conditions.
Addresses Increasing Demand
RxP's programs support the increased medication demand at 32 clinic partners (85 localities) throughout the state as a result of COVID-19.
Maintaining Medication Adherence in a Crisis
Providing a 90-day supply of medication reduces costs and increases medication adherence. Consistent access to medication avoids the worsening of chronic health conditions which can lead to costly emergency department visits, preventing undue strain on the health system.
Extending Patient Eligibility
RxP has contacted our medication partners and extended current eligibility for an additional 3 months for any patients whose eligibility expires during the current COVID-19 crisis.
This program is vital during COVID-19, but also important for patients with transportation and/or health challenges. RxP originally committed to the program through July 31, 2020. We are now officially extending through December 31, 2020.
Any funds raised to support mail delivery will extend the program.
"I had a patient who needed a refill for one of his meds but was extremely sick and said, 'I don’t know how I’m going to get there.' I was able to respond with, 'Well, I can actually mail them to you!' He was so relieved and appreciative to not have to leave the house and still receive the meds he needed."
-Dianne, Lackey Clinic Pharmacist-in-Charge