|Location||5 S. Irving Street, Colonial Beach, Virginia|
|Date Posted||April 23, 2022|
The Guadalupe Free Clinic is looking for volunteer Pharmacists who can volunteer weekly, monthly, or quarterly, whatever works for their schedule. A copy of the pharmacist’s license is required.
We need volunteers on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-2pm.
The pharmacy uses Rx30 Software in our onsite pharmacy. Medications are provided at no cost to our patients from Rx Partnership, and the Dispensary of Hope. We also purchase medications from Quest. There are no controlled substances on the premises or prescribed.
Volunteering at the Free Clinic is a way to earn CEU’s: “One hour of continuing education may be credited for three hours of providing such volunteer services, as documented by the health department or free clinic”. (VA Department of Health Professions, Board of Pharmacy 4/2018).
About the Guadalupe Free Clinic of Colonial Beach:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has long designated Westmoreland County as a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) and a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in the disciplines of primary care, dental health, and mental health. These were the conditions that led Father Jerome Magat, of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Colonial Beach, to open the Guadalupe Free Clinic in an unused parish building in May 2005.
The Guadalupe Free Clinic provides free medical care to over 500 patients. Most of them take one or more medications.
All our patients live in Westmoreland County, are at or below 400% of the federal poverty level and do not have any type of health insurance.
In 2021 the Clinic saw 247 patients in 1847 visits. This is a 43.6% increase from the previous year. There were 104 new patients who joined the Clinic in 2021. Clinic patient visits included; 990 for the Pharmacy; 740 with the Physician; 245 for Laboratory; 176 for Referrals to Specialists; 21 for free glasses; and 673 for Eligibility.
In 2021 the Pharmacy filled a total of 3,101 prescriptions (1,666 new and 1,435 refills) valued at over $176K.