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Program helps low- and mid-income with prescriptions

August 10, 2000|By JULIE E. GREENE

Program helps low- and mid-income with prescriptions



SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg area residents who aren't on a prescription plan can seek assistance in getting prescriptions free or at a reduced price by stopping by the Keedysville Senior Citizen Center next month, Vice Mayor Sidney Gale said.

Officials with the Western Maryland Prescription Program will be at the senior center on Thursday, Sept. 7, from noon to 7 p.m., said Audrey Miller of the Washington County Health System.

They will help people apply for the program to see if they are eligible for free or reduced prescriptions. Applicants should bring their insurance cards and documents showing their income, such as pay stubs and copies of Social Security benefit statements, Miller said.

The program is for low- and middle-income Washington County residents who need prescribed medicine for the long term, not for a temporary illness, Miller said.

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Miller said only five people showed at the Keedysville senior center last week, but she's hoping word will spread.

County residents also can seek assistance at:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> The Noland Village Community Building between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Sept. 21.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> The Hancock Senior Center on High Street between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 14.

For more information call Audrey Miller or Karen Knode at 301-393-3441 or 301-393-3442.

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