Friday, November 29, 2013

Change for a Dollar – 10/28/2013

Medical Outreach Clinic of Summerville (MOCS) is free medical in Summerville which serves the poor and uninsured of the community.  This month MOCS saw two patients who had difficulty paying for their prescriptions.  Change for a Dollar assisted in those two cases.  Guerin’s Pharmacy in Summerville partners with Ashley Ridge Church/ Change for a Dollar and MOCS in helping provide prescriptions to those in need.

One of the patients was a 23 yr. old young man who suffers from schizophrenia who was just released from jail after serving a three year sentence.  He was given a medication upon his release but he had run out and had not yet been approved for Medicaid.  Change for a Dollar paid for his prescription to cover him until Medicaid and prescription assistance kicks in.

The second patient was an older single woman on disability with Medicare whose disability causes her to take a combination of 14 different medications.  Her Medicare Part D insurance had reached its limit and she was in the gap period where Obama care was to fill the gap but did not cover everything.  While MOCS could not serve her because she had insurance Change for a Dollar helped pay for four of her outstanding prescriptions enabling her to have all the medications she needed to help manage her disabilities.

Total paid to Guerin’s $150

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