UNION — If you or someone you know is uninsured and in need of prescription medication then you and/or they will want to be at the Truluck Activity Center at USC Union this Friday for Welvista’s “2nd Annual Community Wellness Event.“
According to its website (welvista.org) Welvista, which was founded in 1991, is a “501(c)3 organization that helps uninsured and underserved South Carolinians gain access to essential health services while reducing the long-term costs of health care that result from untreated conditions. In 2016, Welvista filled more than 169,000 free prescriptions in the treatment of chronic disease, at an average wholesale price of more than $113 million. The pediatric dental program has provided more than 82,000 fillings and sealants to more than 14,000 young students in high-need school districts.”
The website states that since its founding, Welvista “has evolved into an organization partnering with nine pharmaceutical companies, who donate brand name medications, making Welvista one of the largest mail-order pharmacies in the nation providing free prescription medications for the uninsured. Welvista’s formulary also includes generic medications. By providing a single point of access to over 180 medications that treat chronic illnesses, Welvista is a viable solution to bridge a tremendous gap in prescription assistance to support hope and wellness in South Carolina.”
Welvista is bringing its efforts to provide prescription assistance to those who need it to Union this Friday with its 2nd Annual Community Wellness Event. The event, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. at USC Union’s Truluck Activity Center, is sponsored by Welvista, USC Union, Piedmont Physic Garden, and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The purpose of the event is to provide those who are uninsured and need prescription medication with free prescription medication enrollment. A flier advertising the event states that those seeking to enroll in the program must meet the following qualifications:
• Have no health insurance.
• Be a resident of South Carolina.
• Have limited income.
The event will also feature the following health screenings:
• Blood Pressure
• Back Wellness
• Foot Care — Podiatry
• Mental Wellness
• Internal Concerns
• Skin Health
• Breast Wellness
• Pap Smear — By Appointment Only
To schedule an appointment for a Pap Smear during the event call 803-331-3942.
The health screenings are free to the public regardless of whether they have insurance or not.
There will also be Educational Health Discussions and Booths:
• Mental Wellness
• Farmer’s Market
• The Opioid Epidemic
• Lung Health — Preventing Winter Time Infections
For more information about the Community Wellness Event call Launa Morehead at 803-331-3942 or email at [email protected]
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.