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Ramsell and Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc. offer free prescription card for the medically indigent population
Two Healthcare Innovators Partner to Help CommunityOakland, Calif., November 11, 2008 – Ramsell, a pharmacy benefit manager and information management company, announces a partnership with Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc to administer their new Pharmacy Drug Discount Card for anyone in the community. The Pharmacy Drug Discount Card will be distributed at Haight Ashbury's free clinics.
Individuals and families who utilize the services of Haight Ashbury Free Clinics will receive a drug discount card that offers immediate prescription discount benefits averaging 10% to 85% on both brand and generics. The drug discount program is free, requires no paperwork, and does not exclude those with pre-existing conditions, current health condition, age or insurance status.
Ramsell and Haight Ashbury Free Clinics are innovators in public health care, both founded to serve the underserved and are staffed with experts who have experience dealing with those who have special health needs. "The Pharmacy Drug Discount Card program is right in-line with our mission to assist people who otherwise fall through the cracks," says Sophia Byndloss, President, Ramsell. "With the availability of the drug discount card at Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, this gives Ramsell another opportunity to help bridge the gap for the uninsured or under-insured to maintain their health while lessening the impact on their finances."
"The Pharmacy Drug Discount Card will be an important adjunct to our patients' access to medications", states Dr. John Nienow, Medical Director, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics.
Key benefits of the Ramsell Pharmacy Discount Card Program include:
- Significant discounts on prescription drugs – an average of 10% to 85% on the cost of both brand-name and generic drugs.
- Easy enrollment – anyone can enroll into the program instantly either by phone or Internet.
- No cost – membership is free and prescription discounts begin immediately.
- Extensive pharmacy network – the card is accepted at over 58,000 pharmacies nationwide.
- Everyone qualifies – available to anyone, regardless of current health condition, age or insurance status.
Ramsell, a subsidiary of Ramsell Holding Corporation, is a highly efficient pharmacy benefits manager and information management company that provides customized services for public health programs. Its proprietary software and healthcare expertise enables health care entities to make funds go further, thereby assuring that patients have access to life-sustaining medications they need to survive and thrive. As an important segment of the Ramsell family business, Ramsell gives a portion of its profits to the Flowers Heritage Foundation, a non-profit group active in community service, education, prevention and the fight against HIV and AIDS. Ramsell is based in Oakland, California.
More information on Ramsell is available at http://www.publichealthrx.com.
About Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc.
Since 1967, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc. has been providing comprehensive health care services to anyone in need of medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment. Each of their 12 facilities in San Francisco offers high-quality, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive care to the City's most vulnerable populations – the uninsured and under-insured. Each year they provide 170,000 treatment visits to 20,000 individuals. Their commitment to ensure that every individual has access to health care is embodied by their belief that "Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege".
More information on Haight Ashbury Free Clinics is available at http://www.HAFCI.org.