Carolina Complete Health Sponsors MedAssist and Vision Van Event This Friday

Carolina Complete Health (CCH) is sponsoring a mobile free pharmacy event this Friday, June 29, in Lumberton through MedAssist, an organization dedicated to providing medicine to those who can’t afford it. A big turnout is expected as low-income children and adults in need of over-the-counter medicine receive free items like aspirin, children’s cough syrup, allergy medication and vitamins, among many other items.  CCH’s Vison Van, which offers no cost vision screenings and glasses for children and adults across the state through its vision partner, Envolve, Inc., will also be at the event. Be sure to let patients know about this event if your practice is in the area.

NC MedAssist receives bi-weekly shipments of over-the-counter medicine provided through a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The medication is sorted by volunteers and distributed to adults and families who may not otherwise be able to afford it. The medicine is free and no ID is required, although participants must be 18 years old or older in order to receive the medicine.

This Friday volunteers from CCH and the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chestnut Street United Methodist Church, 200 E 8th Street, Lumberton.

CCH is the company formed through a joint venture agreement between Carolina Complete Health Network, which is a subsidiary of the NCMS in conjunction with the North Carolina Community Health Care Association (NCCHCA), and Centene Corporation. The purpose of this partnership is to collaborate on a patient-focused approach to Medicaid under the reform plan enacted in the State of North Carolina.

 
 

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  • Stephen Keene

    Many thanks to Justen Coleman of Carolina Complete Health for making this event possible for folks in the Lumberton area. Vision screening, glasses, OTC medicines, vegetables and other resources were available today, and the need was clear.

 
 

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