Mobile Free Pharmacy coming to Washington

Published 5:40 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Mobile Free Pharmacy, which is run by the statewide nonprofit NC MedAssist, is set to visit Washington on April 31.

“The Mobile Free Pharmacy provides individuals and families who are low-income with free over-the-counter medicine,” a description on the MedAssist website reads. “NC MedAssist collaborates with community partners to organize free events throughout the state. Individuals receive items that include, but are not limited to pain relief, cold and cough medicine, allergy, digestive, vitamins, and even children’s medicines.”

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at Beaufort County Community College. The event will use a drive-thru format, and organizers are strongly encouraging participants to pre-order the items they need at Pre-registration usually closes the Monday prior to the event at 1 p.m., but that deadline is subject to change.

Those who are unable to register online will be able to pick up a premade bag of over-the-counter medicine while supplies last.

No ID is required to participate in the event, but you must be 18 years or older to receive medicine. The medicine is provided by way of MedAssist’s partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Shipments of the medicine are sorted by volunteers.