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Union County Creates Initiative to Access Free Life-Saving Medications for Eligible Residents in Need

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and County Manager Ed Oatman are proud to announce a partnership with Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, with support from Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy (RSCP) to enhance access to essential medications for residents facing financial difficulties. This new program, which falls under Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados’ “Equity & Inclusion” initiative, will offer certain medications free-of-charge to those living within 300 percent of the federal poverty level, which represents over 54,000 residents in the county.

“In a world where individuals often find themselves forced to make difficult choices, such as paying for rent, putting food on the table, or acquiring life-saving medications they need, it is their health that frequently takes a backseat,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “The collaborative effort between Union County and these stakeholders are set to make a significant and positive impact on the lives of numerous residents and their families in need. It reflects our shared dedication to improving access to healthcare services and promoting a healthier, happier community.”

Each participant must obtain their prescriptions from Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Early Intervention Program and the County will use its clinical staff to facilitate distribution of prescriptions to participants of the program through their Immunization Center. Clients of this program will be carefully screened for eligibility.

Residents who wish to make an appointment can visit:

  • Location: Dorothy B. Hersh Medical Clinic
  • Address: 655 East Jersey Street,  Elizabeth, NJ 07206
  • Phone: 908-994-5030

The mission of the Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy (RSCP) is to increase access to medications, immunizations, health education, and pharmacy services for uninsured and underserved patients, to reduce clinical and social health inequities in the community and the County thanks RSCP for their support in their initiative.

For more information about this program, please call 908-965-3756 or email