Prescription Assistance Program helps mother and special needs child

With the high cost of some prescription drugs, the uninsured—and sometimes even the insured patients—are not able to afford prescribed medications used to treat their medical condition. Without these medications the patient’s quality of life suffers and very often their condition worsens. Staying true to our mission, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation provides prescription medication assistance to patients in need.

On a cold January day, the Brunswick Medical Center emergency department received a phone call from a tearful mother of a special needs child. She explained she could not afford the medication prescribed when she brought her five-year-old to the emergency room the day prior. Her child had been almost 24 hours without the prescribed antibiotics.

The emergency department contacted the case manager who immediately connected with the mother, who explained she had been to numerous pharmacies, but none would fill the prescription. She was told that the child’s insurance plan would not cover the entire cost of the antibiotics since they needed to be in a liquid suspension form suitable to be administered via a gastric feeding tube.

With the funds generously provided through the Foundation’s Prescription Assistance Program, this high-risk patient was able to receive the critical antibiotics in the necessary form.

The following day, the patient’s mother called the hospital expressing her gratitude for the generosity shown to her and her child from Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. She was relieved to share her child already was showing great signs of improvement and had, in fact, even smiled at her that day.

If you are interested in helping Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation save and improve more lives like this child’s, please donate today or contact us to discuss more opportunities to make a difference.

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