Mission of Mercy dispenses free and reduced cost prescription medications only to those patients who are treated at our clinics. The formulary contains more than 225 types of medications and each patient averages two or more free prescriptions per visit. Prescriptions are provided on-site, immediately after treatment.
Patients requiring medications not available in our formulary are assisted by volunteers who register patients for the Pharmacy Assistance Programs offered by the larger pharmaceutical companies. These medications are shipped to Mission of Mercy and dispensed to the patient at no charge. More than $350,000 in medications is recouped annually through these programs.
“I live off Social Security of about $1,100 a month; I developed diabetes, but I couldn’t afford my insulin. I went to another organization… they told me I didn’t fall into their categories…so there I was, empty-handed. Insulin costs $200/month for the Flex pens. MOM gave me a box of flex pens – each pen lasts a little over a month – I was almost overwhelmed with joy.”
“And the people were so kind to me…it literally almost brought me to tears. They treated me like they’d known me all my life, like they really wanted to help me.” – 64-year-old RC, a self-employed handy man