FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tina Casey, 908-527-4346

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG HELP COMES TO UNION COUNTY

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Elizabeth, NJ – For uninsured Union County residents who are having trouble getting prescriptions filled, help will be available at the Union County One-Stop Career Center at 200 West 2nd Street in Plainfield on February 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The event is hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“If you have questions about getting financial assistance for the medications you need, come here for the answers,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

The event is free and open to the public. It features the “Help is Here Express,” a touring bus outfitted with computer terminals and mobile phones. Trained specialists will help visitors apply for assistance from more than 475 different programs that provide free or low-cost medications.

Visitors can find answers for questions on many topics, including Medicare Part D and help in obtaining prescriptions for children. For best results, visitors are requested to bring a list of their current medications.

The “Help is Here” tour is a project of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a collaboration of the pharmaceutical and health care industries, and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.pparx.org or call 1-888-4PPA-NOW.

The Union County One-Stop Career Center in Plainfield is part of the Union County Department of Human Services. It partners with business, community groups and educational institutions to help County residents develop marketable career skills. For more information call 908-757-9090.

A Union County One-Stop Center is also located in Elizabeth at 125 Broad Street. It may be reached at 908-558-8000.