Capstone Pharmacy exists to serve the patients of Capstone Rural Health Center. As a participant in HRSA’s 340B Drug Pricing Program, Capstone Pharmacy is able to reduce the burden of medication cost for our uninsured patients. Positioned above the Capstone Nauvoo clinic, our pharmacy is conveniently located for patients of that clinic, but welcomes prescriptions from any Capstone provider. Staffed by a Doctor of Pharmacy, Capstone patients are offered medication counseling at each visit, and should feel free to ask the pharmacist any questions concerning their medication(s). The pharmacy staff seek to enhance our patients’ experiences at their health care home.
340B Drug Pricing Program
The Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA), a division of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), administers the 340B Drug Pricing Program. This program began in 1992 as a way to help non-profit healthcare organizations stretch their limited federal resources by providing medication at a reduced cost. In order to participate in this program, eligible entities, including federally qualified health centers like Capstone, may register with HRSA/OPA and be listed on the 340B database. Once assigned a 340B identification number, covered entities may begin purchasing medication at 340B prices. Studies indicate that savings under the 340B program can range from 15 to 60%. This savings is then passed on to the customer.