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NC MedAssist partners with Sentara for drive-thru over-the-counter medicine giveaway

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 15:18:18-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – NC MedAssist, a statewide non-profit pharmacy, is partnering with Sentara Healthcare to provide residents in need with free over-the-counter medication at a Mobile Free Pharmacy event.

The drive-thru event will be held October 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the College of the Albemarle, and will offer items like cough and cold medicine, vitamins, allergy medication and first aid supplies.

Any individual or family needing OTC medications is invited to participate, and no identification is required. Participants must be at least 18 years old to receive medicine, and everyone will receive up to eight OTC medicine items free of charge.

A release from NC MedAssist said that participants are highly encouraged to preorder their over-the-counter medicine online by clicking this link. Additional options are available for those individuals unable to preregister online, so that everyone who needs medicine will be able to receive it.

“Due to the pandemic, we had to create a new and innovative way to continue serving the community. Rather than having one large event with people standing in line and sitting next to each other, we have implemented a drive-thru system to minimize contact,” said Sheila Kidwell with NC MedAssist.