Pharmacy

Dispensary of Hope

The Dispensary of Hope is a program that provides assistance to people who are uninsured, underserved and have limited income.

Genesys Dispensary of Hope

Ascension Genesys Hospital and its pharmacy are now part of the Dispensary of Hope (DOH), a program that provides assistance to people who are uninsured, underserved and have limited income become qualified to get the medications they need. Recipients of DOH medication are patients with family income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty and who are pharmaceutically uninsured. As part of the DOH, Ascension Genesys Hospital and its pharmacy will be able to dispense medication to patients who qualify for the program. To qualify, they will need to complete an application and self-attest to their household income before receiving an initial 30-day supply of medication.

Individuals who need to receive medication beyond the initial 30-day supply, must contact the Genesee Health Plan to provide additional information including provide proof of income. In partnership with the DOH, the Genesee Health Plan will be able to further assist individuals to qualify for medications for up to one year.

Not all medications are available through the Dispensary of Hope; only those that are on the medications inventory list are available for a patient to receive. Controlled substances and over the counter items such as Tylenol, aspirin, cold, or allergy medications are not covered through the DOH program.

If you have specific questions, you may call 810-606-6366. Hours of operations are Monday – Friday from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.

The Dispensary of Hope, a non-profit organization and ministry of St. Thomas Health and Ascension, began in 2003 with the bold vision to make use of surplus medication that would expire if not redistributed. The DOH is a charitable medical distributor that collects and distributes millions of dollars of pharmaceuticals annually to pharmacies and charitable clinics to dispense to low-income, uninsured patients. The program offers a unique solution to align surplus medicine of drug manufacturers with the evident needs of patient populations with limited access to prescription drugs. This program addresses community health concerns, avoid hospital readmissions and reduce unnecessary emergency room use that often results from lack of access to affordable medication.

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