Did you miss the NC MedAssist free medicine giveaway in Windsor last week? Did you miss it on Bertie News’ event calendar? Then here’s some great news for you. NC Med Assist is rerunning the same program this Friday in Edenton. The OTC medicine distribution runs from 9 am until 2 pm on February 18, 2022.
In case you missed the information about this organization, here’s an overview. NC MedAssist is a Charlotte-based non-profit. Their core belief is that nobody should be unable to pay for their prescriptions or OTC medicines. So they help low-income North Carolina residents obtain the prescription medications they need. However, the drive-up free medicine giveaway is open to any North Carolinian who wants to participate, with no income requirements or id cards required.
Bertie News checked out last Friday’s program to learn more and asked NC MedAssist about future dates. They confirmed they will “gladly welcome” any Bertie resident who wants to come to Edenton to participate on Friday.
How the Free Medicine Giveaway Works
You may choose to pre-register if you wish. Reserving your pickup time and first choices allows them to curate a specialized bag of OTC goods to suit your needs. Pre-registration closes at 1 pm today. Click here for the link.
If you miss the pre-registration cut-off time, that is okay. You may still participate in the event! NC Med Assist will give away medications as long as their supplies last. The main difference is that they will not be able to customize to suit what you need. Regardless, these are good-quality products you may use to stock your cabinet.
When you arrive at the event, you pull into the driveway. An attendant will check in to inquire if you pre-registered or not. If not, they will collect your basic information. Also, a volunteer will provide you with free health information fact sheets to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Then, they will direct you to pull to the next station.
The final station is where an attendant will provide you with a welcome bag of OTC medical supplies–handing it right through your car window.
The Edenton free medicine giveaway address is American Legion, 1317 W. Queen Street, Edenton, NC 27932. Vidant Health Chowan Hospital is the co-sponsor.