Weekly Mission Focus: FIGS of Wake County

15 out of every 100 people living in Wake County do not have health insurance.

Established in 1982, FIGS (Filling In Gaps) of Wake County is dedicated to improving access to prescription healthcare for children and adults who are either uninsured or under-insured, and people who may be eligible for Medicaid but haven’t filed for benefits. In 2016, FIGS helped over 5,500 clients obtain essential prescription medicine.

Applicants submit prescriptions from a doctor or hospital visit to a FIGS partner, Urban Ministries Crisis Support or Alliance Medical Ministry, and receive a voucher for the cost of their medication. Prescription vouchers are taken to pharmacies within the FIGS network and the medication is provided at no cost to the client.

FIGS donations fund the purchase of two thirds of all generic medications dispensed for patients treated at the Urban Ministries Open Door Clinic. $2.8 million of prescription medicine have been purchased for more than 200,000 Wake County residents since 1982.

FIGS of Wake County has been a part of FPC’s mission budget since 2009.

To learn more, visit www.figsofwake.org

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