Lackey Clinic Recognized for Participation in Free Prescription Medication Program

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Dianne Guse, lead pharmacist at the Lackey Clinic, and Amy Yarcich, executive director of the Rx Partnership. (Courtesy Lackey Free Clinic)
Dianne Guse, lead pharmacist at the Lackey Clinic, and Amy Yarcich, executive director of the Rx Partnership. (Courtesy Lackey Free Clinic)

The Lackey Free Clinic, a Yorktown-based health care and counseling center for the medically disadvantaged, recently received recognition for its participation in the statewide nonprofit Rx Partnership.

The Rx Partnership provides free prescription medications for Virginia’s eligible uninsured at clinics and community health centers throughout the state.

Since the Lackey Clinic began participating in the program in May of 2005, it has distributed $8,118,304 worth of prescription medication to low-income, uninsured patients.

As a result of the clinic’s participation in the partnership, disadvantaged members of the community have had access to a variety of medications through prescriptions that are able to be filled within 24 hours.

This is a contrast to the two- to four-week wait these patients typically must undergo when served by individual patient assistance programs, according to a recent news release from the clinic.

Statewide the retail value of all medication distributed through the Rx Partnership is more than $132 million. In total, more than 610,000 prescriptions have been filled for more than 65,500 unique patients, a number that is expected to continue growing in the next year.