Innovative County Program Provides Residents with Free Prescription Medications

County of Santa Clara highlights Better Health Pharmacy effort to keep residents healthy 

The County of Santa Clara office of Communications and Public Affairs featured Better Health Pharmacy for an inside look at how the program provides free medication for residents who can’t afford their prescriptions. From the article: 

The high cost of living in Silicon Valley puts some residents in the terrible position of having to choose between paying their bills and purchasing prescription drugs they need to stay healthy.

Meanwhile, health care facilities routinely throw away unused medications, paying third parties to dispose of them properly.  

Since opening in 2015, Better Health Pharmacy has helped nearly 15,000 people, dispensed more than 215,000 prescriptions, and saved residents $11 million in out-of-pocket expenses. It is the only pharmacy of its kind in California. 

Read more at County News Center.  

Learn more about Better Health Pharmacy.  


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