NC MedAssist Event A Huge Success

NCMS’ Stephen Keene and CCH’s Justen Coleman volunteer with NC MedAssist.

The NC MedAssist event June 29 in Lumberton drew crowds of low-income children and adults in need of free over-the-counter medicine. North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) staff as well as employees of Carolina Complete Health (CCH), which helped sponsor the event and also brought its Vision Van offering no cost vision screenings and glass for children and adults to the gathering, volunteered to distribute the medicine throughout the day.

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.

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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