|HealthQuest is a licensed non-profit pharmacy that provides free prescriptions to residents of Union, Anson, Stanly, Lancaster and Chesterfield counties who cannot afford prescriptions for their chronic medical conditions.
HealthQuest helps people without prescription insurance or other reimbursement and who are without funds to buy maintenance medications. HealthQuest provides monthly medications for conditions such as high blood pressure, depression, high cholesterol, diabetes and many others. Controlled substances and narcotics are not available.
Since opening in 1999, HealthQuest has distributed more than 391,000 prescriptions with a retail value of more than $39.3 million. Last year, HealthQuest distributed more than 48,000 prescriptions valued at more than $6.5 million.
Clients receive an average of 4.2 prescriptions each month with a value of $527 and pay only a $15 administrative fee, regardless of the cost of their prescriptions.
HealthQuest screens potential clients by appointment, and registered pharmacists dispense medications one evening each week.
| "We're helping people, and we're keeping them from moving into another level of care. HealthQuest keeps people out of the hospital."
with Henry Wynn of Monroe