First Time EVER: A Public, Free Pharmacy Serving the Uninsured
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas celebrated the grand opening of the first free pharmacy in Texas, open to serve the general public who are uninsured.
SVdP's nine-county service area includes nearly 700,000 people who lack health insurance; many of those same people live in poverty and struggle to make ends meet. When members of that same cross-section have medical conditions which require prescription medication, St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas recognized a desperate need in our community, and a call to respond to that need.
After several years of hard work, spear-headed by one very determined volunteer, St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy is open to serve our neighbors in need. With a brief application process and proof of residence in the state of Texas, patients gain access to health-sustaining medications like asthma inhalers, insulin and blood pressure medication, all at no cost to them. The ability to afford medication means our neighbors are able to stay healthy, feed their families and continue working toward a better life.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about SVdP Pharmacy, click HERE.
If you know someone who may qualify for service at St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy, or who may need other forms of assistance, please call (469) 607-0909.
Click the links below to view news coverage about the Pharmacy Grand Opening: