About Our 340B Pharmacy Services
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a federally funded program within the
Health Resources and Services Administration named after Ryan White, who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984 at the age of 13. He was initially forbidden from returning to school following his diagnosis, but he – along with his mother Jeanne White-Ginder – chose to fight AIDS-related discrimination and lobby for his right to attend school. Together they gained national attention and Ryan became the face of AIDS education across the United States. Surprising his doctors, Ryan White lived five years longer than predicted, passing away in April 1990, one month before his high school graduation and only months before Congress passed the legislation bearing his name – the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.
Under the Ryan White Program, Choice Health Network participates in the 340B Drug Discount Program, a true lifeline that allows medical providers to obtain prescription drugs at below-retail prices. The 340B program is not funded by taxpayers, but rather is a discount that drug manufacturers must provide through an agreement with the government as a condition of Medicaid and Medicare covering their drugs. With 340B savings, we are able to stretch grant funds, offer a wider range of services, and improve the quality of care for our clients.
Our 340B Pharmacy Services include:
- Providing prescription drugs and medical services to low income patients at no or reduced cost.
- Assisting patients with their insurance premiums, thus promoting medication adherence and continuous treatment.
If you have questions about our pharmacy services or would like to find out if you are eligible to participate, please give us a call at (865) 525-1540.
A Choice Health Network representative will be in touch with you shortly.