The Mission House Clinic has announced a new partnership with the Dispensary of Hope, a nonprofit organization that helps provide medication to low-income patients.

Announced on Tuesday, this partnership will solidify Mission House’s ability to continue to provide free pharmaceuticals to their clients who lack access to medication coverage and live who below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

For Mission House’s chronically ill patients, access to free medication is often their first step to recovery and self-sufficient lives. These clients’ ability to receive monitored and much-needed medication helps them gain control over, and often ameliorates, their health issues, allowing them to stay out of the healthcare system for avoidable reasons.

“We are thrilled to enter this partnership with Dispensary of Hope. The collaboration is an amazing opportunity for Mission House and the uninsured patients we serve, said Nancy Crain, physician assistant for Mission House. “The partnership will expand our formulary and allow us to provide even more medications to the patients who are ill or are suffering from chronic disease,”

The Dispensary of Hope is a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes pharmaceuticals to pharmacies and safety-net clinics, which then dispense the medications to low income, chronically ill patients. Through partnerships such as the one with Mission House, pharmacies and clinics nationwide can utilize Dispensary of Hope medication to impact the health of their communities by improving access to affordable medication.

As the cornerstone of population health initiatives, the Dispensary of Hope program is key to reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and emergency room use that often results from a lack of access to affordable medication.

“We are grateful to partner with Mission House Clinic to help strengthen medication access to low income and uninsured in the Jacksonville area,” said Dispensary of Hope COO, Josh Kravitz. “Their work with the homeless is inspiring and by providing them with much needed medication to treat common health conditions allows their community to be healthier."

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Mission House is the only day facility in Jacksonville Beach to help meet the needs of the homeless through compassion, faith, and programs designed to provide assistance at an individual level. The agency’s top priority is to help people who are homeless get off the streets and back to productive, self-sufficient lives.

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