Hancock County Health System Partners With Local Pharmacies

Hancock County Health System (HCHS) has partnered with Elizabeth’s Pharmacy on Main and Clear Lake Pharmacy to provide discounted prescription drugs to low-income and uninsured HCHS patients through the Government 340B Program. “We provide care for many patients who need expensive drugs to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease,” said Vance Jackson, CEO/Administration for HCHS. “The 340BDrug Pricing Program will help families who are patients with Hancock County Health System afford the medications they need.” 340B medication cards are available at the participating pharmacies—Elizabeth’s Pharmacy on Main in Britt and Clear Lake Pharmacy, as well as at HCHS facilities—Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Medical Clinics in Britt, Garner, Kanawha and Wesley.
Created by the federal government to expand access to affordable medications, 340B programs discount medications up to 60 percent below retail prices through qualified community health centers and hospitals. Despite the need, many community hospitals have limited 340B programs, or do not offer a
program due to the program’s complexity. According to Jackson, this is a great benefit for HCHS patients who currently do not have insurance that covers medication