NC Attorney General, NC Free Clinics and NC MedAssist Partner to Create Central Pharmacy

North Carolinians who are unable to afford their prescription medicines can now get them for free, Attorney General Roy Cooper, the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics, and NC MedAssist announced on Wednesday. The program, which began as a pilot in March 2009, has been expanded to serve residents statewide. Administered by MedAssist, the program uses a mail-order central pharmacy to provide free brand name and generic drugs, which are donated by participating pharmaceutical companies. 

 Eligibility requirements for North Carolina residents include:

  • Adults and children living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Adults and children who do not qualify for: Medicaid, Veterans Administration or private health insurance.
  • Medicare Part D participants who fall in the “donut hole” may be eligible after consultation with NC MedAssist.

Eligible North Carolina residents can enroll in the program by downloading an enrollment packet from the NC MedAssist website at, or by calling 1-866-331-1348. Eligible residents living in Forsyth, Stokes, Davie or Yadkin counties should enroll in the program by calling MedAid at 336-714-2359.

Read the news release about the program at:

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