Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center is celebrating Pharmacy Week from October 16-22, 2023. "As we work to meet the needs of our diverse communities, the role of the pharmacist has steadily evolved. At RCCHC, our Pharmacy Care Model is patient-centered and outcomes driven.
As an integral part of the healthcare delivery system, we understand that accessibility to quality medication is key. RCCHC pharmacists are committed to increasing our presence within our communities. What better week to begin these efforts than National Pharmacy Week?" said Angie Kent-Mitchell, Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer. RCCHC patients are invited to attend “Meet The Pharmacist” events at each RCCHC site, where they can review medications with a pharmacist, and consider if there might be any unwanted interactions between medications they are currently taking. People can also bring expired or unneeded medications for safe disposal. In addition, pharmacists are happy to simply meet with people to provide answers to medication questions. It is important that people attending these events bring all medications with them.
The event schedule follows. All “Meet The Pharmacist” events will be 10am-2pm.
- Murfreesboro Primary Care: Monday October 16
- Woodland Primary Care: Tuesday October 17
- Colerain Primary Care: Wednesday October 18
- Creswell Primary Care: Thursday October 19
- Ahoskie Comprehensive Care: Thursday October 19
“Our pharmacy is not just a place to pick up prescriptions; It’s a healthcare destination where compassionate care meets innovation. We are committed to working closely with our healthcare providers to ensure seamless coordination of care and to promote great care for everyone, every day!” said Ansley Lassiter, Pharmacy 340B Coordinator at RCCHC.
RCCHC pharmacies are right in the same building as our sites. Currently, RCCHC has pharmacies at Ahoskie Comprehensive Care in Ahoskie, and at Colerain Primary Care in Colerain. The organization has plans to add two new pharmacies, one at our current site in Murfreesboro, and one at the new Dental Integrated Care Facility in Aulander.
Just like our primary care services, RCCHC pharmacies work with patients to find the best prices on medications, whether that is by utilizing a sliding fee scale based on income, or our 340B medication program. And, patients who have insurance and use RCCHC pharmacies are benefitting the whole community. RCCHC pharmacy profits, by law, go back into serving the RCCHC community, funding things like our mobile clinic and additional screenings and services not covered by insurance or federal and state funding.