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Year Founded:
1997
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Brenda Vass
Main Address:
4428 Taggart Creek Road
Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28208

What We Do

NC MedAssist is a nonprofit pharmacy providing access to lifesaving prescription medications, patient support, advocacy, and related services to vulnerable and uninsured North Carolina residents.

NC MedAssist seeks to ensure that no eligible person in North Carolina has to choose between purchasing food or their needed medication; improving the patient’s health and lowering uncompensated health care costs for all stakeholders.

Dispensing Hope for the Uninsured Since 1997
NC MedAssist began in 1997 through the efforts of the Mecklenburg Medical Society Alliance with the assistance of a $55,000 grant from the employees of Presbyterian Hospital. Last year, NC MedAssist dispensed over $63 million in medicines for our patients. Currently, 21% of the prescription medications are secured from the Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) available through participating pharmaceutical companies and 79% are purchased generics.

As a result of NC MedAssist’s positive impact on the community, it has been named as one of the top 25 non-profit organizations in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal. In March 2009, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics named MedAssist of Mecklenburg the Statewide Pharmacy for all eligible uninsured residents in North Carolina.

Interesting Info

Served a total of 68,095 individuals across North Carolina in 2021!
Dispensed $60.5 million worth of prescription medicine last year.
Last year 1,558 volunteers contributed 9,708 service hours.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Sort, Organize & Assemble OTC Medicines - Afternoons
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until Fri Dec 30 2022 except on Mon May 30 2022, Mon Jul 04 2022, Mon Sep 05 2022, Wed Nov 23 2022, Thu Nov 24 2022, Fri Nov 25 2022, Fri Dec 23 2022, Mon Dec 26 2022, and Fri Dec 30 2022.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
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Sort, Organize & Assemble OTC Medicines - Mornings
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Sat Dec 31 2022 except on Mon May 30 2022, Mon Jul 04 2022, Mon Sep 05 2022, Thu Nov 24 2022, Fri Nov 25 2022, Fri Dec 23 2022, Mon Dec 26 2022, and Fri Dec 30 2022.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
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Accounting Intern
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Wed May 24 2023.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
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