UCSF Medication Management Service-Fresno delivering medication help to the Central Valley community
Our ServicesUCSF Medication Management Service-Fresno helps providers and their patients in 3 ways:
1. Medication Therapy Management Consultations ó for patients and providers
Collaborating with providers, pharmacists can improve health outcomes, reduce cost to patient and health care system, and improve the accuracy of medication histories.
Pharmacist-provided medication therapy reviews and consultations reduce unscheduled physician visits, emergency room visits, hospital days, and overall costs. In addition, pharmacists obtain more accurate medication-related information.
Medication Therapy Management Consultations include:
2. Medication Adherence Assistance ó for patients
Working with patients, pharmacists can increase medication adherence.
Packaging patients' medications into multi-dose adherence packaging improves patient adherence. The assistance provided by the UCSF Medication Management Service-Fresno improves upon the patient-reliant pillbox method by providing patients with pharmacist assistance in organizing their medications into labeled adherence facilitating packets.
Medication Adherence Assistance includes:
3. Medication Access Assistance ó for patients
Working with patients, pharmacists can help patients get the most affordable medicines.
Medication assistance programs (also called patient assistance programs) provide qualifying, very low-income patients with free medications from pharmaceutical companies. These programs can be difficult for patients to navigate. In addition, the programs do not label the medications with directions for use by the patient, which can cause confusion and inadvertent medication errors.
The poverty rate in Fresno is 26%, and the concentrated poverty rate is the highest in the nation at 43.5%. In other words, Fresno has a high percentage of patients at the poverty line with reduced access to health services, including pharmacy services. Many of these Fresno residents qualify for medication assistance programs.
The UCSF Medication Management Service-Fresno registers low-income patients for FREE medications through various medication assistance programs.
Medication Assistance Programs Help includes:
We discount the patient fees charged by the UCSF Medication Management Service-Fresno in order to increase access by underserved patients in the greater Fresno community.
Our fees are:
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