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posted: 02/11/2009

Starting a Pharmaceutical Program
The St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana is a hospital that operates a free clinic as part of its care system. Saint Joseph’s Health Center has operated the clinic since 1986. As part of its commitment to health care the clinic hosts an on-site medication room that provides medication to residents of St. Joseph’s county who are seen at the clinic, seen by a physician in the clinic’s referral network or seen at St. Joseph’s emergency room.

posted: 02/11/2009

Starting a Pharmaceutical Program
The Program for Pharmaceutical Care to Underserved Populations (PPCUP), located in Pittsburgh, PA, operates under the auspices of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Established in 1995, the program links volunteer pharmacists and students with three organizations providing primary health care to homeless and low-income individuals in the city. Through the participation of the School of Pharmacy, pharmacists, and pharmacy students, the PPCUP stores medication for its organizational partners; sends pharmacists and pharmacy students to join volunteer medical staff as they provide health care at shelters and drop-in centers; and works with partner organizations to support costeffective prescribing.

posted: 02/11/2009

Starting a Pharmaceutical Program
WV Health Right, established in 1982, is a free clinic serving the uninsured and underinsured in Charleston, WV. As part of its commitment to health care, the clinic provides medication for free, both to its patients and to individuals referred by physicians in the Charleston area. The clinic’s pharmaceutical access program enjoys support from local pharmacists, physicians, hospitals and the City of Charleston.

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