Community Health Programs, as a Federally Qualified Health Center, has a network of pharmacy partners, including a home delivery pharmacy. Patients have options for pharmacy and prescription refills and some pharmacies MAY offer you better pricing on your medications.
Berkshire County pharmacies, with which CHP has a relationship:
Rite Aid (Walgreens Pharmacy)
21 Columbia Street, Adams
197 Main Street, Great Barrington
25 Park Street, Lee
50 Lincoln Street, North Adams
501 North street, Pittsfield
180 Elm Street, Pittsfield
37 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield
163 South Street, Pittsfield
212 Main Street, Wiliamstown
CHP is also affiliated with Equiscript, a pharmacy delivery program which provides free home delivery in pre-sorted dose packages as well as a Patient Care Advocate who will personally assist you with refills and prescription maintenance.
Talk to your health care staff about your options.
CHP is affiliated with the 340B Drug Discount Program, a US federal government program, created in 1992, that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and covered entities at reduced prices. The intent of the program is to allow covered entities to “stretch scarce federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services”.
Section 340B requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to enter into an agreement, called a pharmaceutical pricing agreement (PPA), with the HHS Secretary in exchange for having their drugs covered by Medicaid and Medicare Part B. Under the PPA, the manufacturer agrees to provide front-end discounts on covered outpatient drugs purchased by specified providers.
You as the patient, do not need to ask for this program, the pharmacist automatically applies the 340B discount to your medication, if eligible.
If you do need further assistance with affording your medications- please discuss this with your provider, pharmacist, or the drug manufacturer.
More information on the 340B program can be found here.