Alcorn’s Family Clinic in Natchez provides free medication to people with low incomes

The Alcorn State University Family Clinic in Natchez, Mississippi is becoming a staple in the community for providing quality healthcare services.

The clinic partnered with the Safety Net-Direct Relief Network, which is a program aimed at improving the health of vulnerable people across the United States. The program equips healthcare providers and facilities with donations of medications, supplies and basic equipment for people who would not be able to afford them. The clinic received its first order of free medication Thursday, Nov. 9.

The free medications are for people who suffer from cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes, asthma and other breathing disorders. Exams are not free to the public.

The clinic’s target market consists of those who don’t have the income to afford medication or people who don’t have access to health insurance to cover their prescriptions.

“The partnership is an effort to expand our community outreach to the uninsured and under-served people in Natchez and surrounding areas,” said Srabani Mohanty, office manager at the Alcorn State University Family Clinic. “This will provide individuals access to medications that they otherwise cannot or find difficult to afford.”

Safety-Net Direct Relief Network has supported clinics in rural areas for more than 60 years.

For more information about the partnership or available medications and other services, contact the Alcorn State University Family clinic at (601) 304-4356.

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