Arlington Free Clinic hosts Senator Adam Ebbin and Rx Partnership Board of Directors

The clinic has accessed more than $4.3 million worth of free medication and assisted over 2,500 patients with the help of nonprofit Rx Partnership.
 
ARLINGTON, Va. - Dec. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- State Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th) and Rx Partnership’s Board of Directors toured the Arlington Free Clinic (AFC) on December 4 during the board’s quarterly meeting.  Senator Ebbin and board members were able to learn about the clinic’s daily operations, challenges the clinic faces and how a partnership with Rx Partnership helps overcome the financial and administrative barriers to accessing prescriptions for their patients.

AFC, a Rx Partnership affiliate clinic, has been providing comprehensive medical care to low-income uninsured Arlington residents since 1994. Last year, AFC provided 8,817 medical visits for 1,611 individual patients, most of whom require multiple prescription medications to successfully manage chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. AFC distributed over 18,000 prescriptions of medications provided by Rx Partnership, with a value of over $4.3 million.

“Without access to this medicine, [their] diseases would be uncontrolled and would lead to complications such as heart attack, stroke, eye diseases, kidney problems or vascular diseases,” said Terry McManus, AFC Nurse Practitioner.  “This in turn, would make it difficult or impossible for them to continue working or caring for their families.”

Rx Partnership is an innovative public/private partnership that increases access to medications for the most vulnerable populations in Virginia, such as low income, working individuals who are uninsured. Rx Partnership connects 20 free clinics across the state directly to the pharmaceutical manufacturers donating medication in bulk. In fiscal year 2015, Rx Partnership helped more than 12,747 uninsured Virginians receive 62,490 prescriptions with a retail value of $14.3 million.

About Arlington Free Clinic
Arlington Free Clinic provides free, high-quality medical care to low-income uninsured Arlington County adults, through the generosity of donors and volunteers. For more information, visit www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org.

About Rx Partnership
Founded in 2003, Rx Partnership is an innovative public/private partnership created to increase access to free prescription medications for Virginia's vulnerable populations by obtaining donated medications in bulk from pharmaceutical companies and arranging for distribution directly to nonprofit, licensed affiliate pharmacies that it credentials and monitors. The organization receives annual financial support from the Virginia General Assembly to support operations and private funds from foundations, corporations, and affiliate fees.  RxP has provided medications worth more than $139.4 million retail for over 65,012 uninsured Virginians since 2003. For more information, visit www.RxPartnership.org.

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