Lafayette

Oct 20, 2010 7:15 PM by Press Release

1st Annual Pennies 4 Pills

1st annual pennies 4 pills campaign helps the community pharmacy provide medications at no cost to eligible uninsured people living in acadiana.

Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic's Community Pharmacy provides prescription medications at no cost to eligible uninsured residents of Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermillion Parishes.

With a minimal budget, the Community Pharmacy provided nearly 5000 people with prescription medications valued at $772,000 in 2009.

The Community Pharmacy is supported largely by grants from United Way of Acadiana and the Franciscan Ministry Fund, a charitable program of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady religious order.

Residents of Acadiana can also help support this program by dropping checks, cash or coins into the large Pennies 4 Pills donation "bottles" at any of the following retail locations: Towne Pharmacy, Acadiana Prescription Shoppe, Jefferson Street Pharmacy, Scott Pharmacy, Rosser's Pharmacy, Teche Pharmacy, Thrifty Way Pharmacy on Moss, Lemaire's Pharmacy, Professional Art Pharmacy, Farmers Drugs and Gifts, Melancon's Pharmacy, Cashway Pharmacy in Parks, Northside Pharmacy, Begnaud's Gift Shop, Corner Pantry, Southern Tire and Appliance Center in Crowley, Family Food Mart in Scott, Dr. Jay Culotta's office, Dr. Jerome Alesi's office, Thrifty Way Pharmacy in St. Martinville, Rayos de Luz Church and Lourdes Cafeteria. For more information on the Community Pharmacy and medication access call 232HELP/LA211.

Donations can also be mailed or dropped off at the Community Pharmacy of the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, 1317 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501.

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