Rx Partnership, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to accessing free medications for the uninsured, was recently awarded a grant from the Mary Washington Hospital to support services to the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic. Since 2004, the ongoing relationship between Rx Partnership (RxP) and Moss Clinic has resulted in over 6,100 low-income uninsured patients at the clinic accessing more than $22.8 million worth of free medications to treat variety of chronic and acute conditions.  Lloyd Moss Free Clinic dispenses the most RxP medications of all partnering affiliate clinics throughout Virginia.

The financial grant support provided in the past and the new grant recently announced from the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation makes access to important and lifesaving medication possible for approximately 1,500 residents of the greater Fredericksburg community every year.  Rx Partnership’s innovative approach provides free access to a variety of medications from seven partner pharmaceutical companies in order to stock the shelves of the pharmacy and make medications quickly and easily available to eligible patients.

“If RxP didn’t exist our clinic would experience decreased compliance among our patients because of the wait time to get a patient enrolled in PAPs,” according to the clinic.  “Having the medication on hand allows our patients to begin treatment and helps keep them from having to visit the ER.”

“Rx Partnership is very proud to be able to partner with Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic.  With the help of our financial supporters like Mary Washington Hospital, thousands of uninsured patients have access to vital medications to help them improve their health and lead longer and better lives,” said Amy Yarcich, Executive Director of Rx Partnership.

About Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic

The Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic provides vital health care services to a diverse mix of residents of Fredericksburg, as well as Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties who share the common need for access to affordable, comprehensive health care. Founded in 1993, the Clinic is recognized as in integral part of the health care system in the Fredericksburg region. The Clinic is a privately operated non-profit organization deeply rooted in our community and governed by local citizens and leaders representing a cross-section of our area.  For more information, visit www.MossFreeClinic.org.

About Rx Partnership

Founded in 2003, Rx Partnership is an innovative public/private partnership created to increase access to free prescription medications for Virginia’s vulnerable populations by obtaining donated medications in bulk from pharmaceutical companies and arranging for distribution directly to nonprofit, licensed affiliate pharmacies that it credentials and monitors. Pharmacies are operated by free clinics and community health centers. The organization receives annual financial support from the Virginia General Assembly to support operations and private funds from foundations, corporations, and affiliate fees.  For more information, visit www.RxPartnership.org.

About Mary Washington Healthcare and the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation

Mary Washington Healthcare has been serving its communities since 1889 by providing health promotion and prevention services.  Mary Washington Healthcare’s commitment and leadership in investing in the health of the communities is focused on the following areas:  improving access to healthcare services; enhancing health of the community; advancing medical or health knowledge; and relieving or reducing the burden of government or other nonprofit community efforts.  The Mary Washington Hospital was created in 1988 to raise funds for Mary Washington Hospital and its affiliates. The foundation supports the healthcare needs of the citizens of Fredericksburg and its surrounding communities. For more information, visit, http://www.marywashingtonhealthcare.com/mwh-a-sh-foundations/foundations