Free mobile pharmacy coming to Tarboro


From Staff Reports

Friday, April 6, 2018

NC MedAssist will hold a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at E.L. Roberson Center  at 305 W. Baker St. in Tarboro.

The event, which is being sponsored in collaboration with Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, is open to any low-income individual or family needing free health screenings, education and over-the-counter medications.

“Vidant Edgecombe Hospital is pleased to partner with NC MedAssist on the Mobile Free Pharmacy event,” said Grants and Special Projects Manager Michele Cherry. “The event is expected to have a huge impact on the community.”

People attending the event will receive up to 10 medicine cabinet items for their family or home. Additionally, participants will receive other free health care services like information on NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program and community health resources. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for people who are making the choice between buying food or purchasing medication.

More than 4,000 people in Edgecombe County live below the Federal Poverty Level and do not qualify for insurance. Last fiscal year, NC MedAssist dispensed over $48 million in free prescription medication statewide.

For more information on the Mobile Free Pharmacy and NC MedAssist, visit www.medassist.org.