For the convenience of our patients the FCH Dispensary is open Monday through Friday. Prescriptions may be filled at area pharmacies if patients prefer or if we are unable to supply a particular need. We do not dispense narcotics and we encourage patients to consider alternative therapies when they are available. FCH offers patient education to promote wellness of spirit, mind and body.
For patients with chronic illnesses requiring expensive long term medications, our dispensary can be a lifesaver, allowing patients to continue providing for their families.
We are now able to provide treatment for Hepatitis C, leading to high rates of cure for many people. The cost for these meds typically exceeds $80,000, but our patients get what they need for our $10 monthly fee.
We are able to make this possible because of our status as a nonprofit charitable clinic. We benefit from hundreds of hours donated every year by pharmacists and pharmacy students who provide exceptional care in our dispensary. Our patients are able to receive intensive pharmaceutical counseling and follow up to ensure that their medications are appropriate, effective, and are being taken as prescribed.
FCH dispensary patients save about $3,000 per year on prescriptions, on average, far more than they could afford to pay on their own. Patients with Diabetes, COPD, heart conditions, and mental health disorders like anxiety and depression benefit tremendously from access to the prescriptions they need to maintain quality of life, thanks to our donors who care and know that a healthy community is better for everyone.