Prescription Mail Delivery Program for Patients
"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
"The mail delivery program has removed a large barrier for many of our patients accessing their medications, especially those with preexisting health conditions and lack of transportation. I am hopeful we will be able to continue this valuable program after the pandemic."
-Dourina Petersen, Executive Director of Chesapeake Care Clinic
"For me it has been an amazing experience – I have not had to come out at all during the pandemic because of having the medications delivered. I’ve avoided going around in circles to pick up medications because they are going directly to me. I would recommend medication delivery to other patients as well."
-Patient, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
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 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 30 clinic partners (86 localities) throughout the state because of COVID-19's impact on the economy and employment.
Maintains 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.
Saves Money for Both Safety-Net Clinics and PatientsRxP has fully committed to implementing this program at no cost to either the patient or the clinic.
This program is vital during COVID-19, but also important for patients with transportation and/or health challenges.
Taking this into account, RxP has officially made this initiative a permanent fixture in our program offerings.