What is it?
The federal drug-pricing program, 340B, requires drug manufacturers to sell outpatient drugs at a reduced cost to eligible healthcare centers, clinics and hospitals. It is an incentive program allowing healthcare providers to expand medication access to individuals, families and other vulnerable populations that qualify. By virtue of Rural Health Care, Inc. operating as a Federally Qualified Health Center, this cost-saving program is available to its patient population.
All health center patients; however, if you are a health center patient without prescription drug insurance coverage this program greatly benefits you. In this instance your medical provider may provide you with a card to present at participating pharmacies, permitting the purchase of prescription medications at greatly reduced prices-often times similar to the copay amounts realized with prescription coverage.