What would you do if you were sick and couldn't get your much needed medication?
At The Mercy Ministries we had 313, of our 500+ patients, who were prescribed much needed medications, but were unable to afford them in 2017. One patient, Mary, needed medications exceeding $2,000.00/month! Thankfully, she could get some of them for just a $2.00-each co-pay through our partnership with City Drugs of Vidalia. The rest, we were able to get through our Medication Assistance Program (MAP) at Mercy. So, what would've normally cost her well over $2,000.00/month, she now gets for about $10/month!
If you are uninsured and live in poverty, there are ways to get medications should you need them. You'd have to fill out a very long application online, however most Mercy patients don't have access to a computer or the internet. They could go to the county library and use that computer, but then they'd need transportation to get to the library. You can see how difficult this process could be for a person who is genuinely ill.
So, here at Mercy we have MAP volunteers who come in and fill out this paperwork for our patients. We are excited to report we were able to obtain $2,249,288.12 of medications from pharmaceutical companies in 2017 for Mercy patients!
We can't thank our volunteers enough for taking the time to make this kind of thing happen for our patients!
If you're interested in volunteering, our GREATEST NEED right now is to have Volunteer Ambassadors who will agree to bring 10-15 people to a tour of our facility. If you are interested in doing so, contact Casey Hutcheson 229-315-1025.
Here at Mercy when we help just one person move forward, we're impacting their children, grandchildren, and an entire community. Keep celebrating with us ... watch the counter on Mercy's homepage to stay updated on our 2018 progress to come!
2017 Mercy "Wins" Snapshot:
(out of approx. 500+ patients)