For people with chronic diseases, failing to follow a treatment plan can mean hospitalization – or worse. But uninsured families living in poverty are often forced to choose: pay for food and rent, or purchase medication. NSC believes no family should have to make that choice. As Northern Virginia’s only non- profit pharmacy, it acts as a central-fill hub for 13 safety-net clinics across the region. In addition to providing low- to no-cost prescriptions to low-income, uninsured patients, NSC’s services allow partner clinics to concentrate their valuable resources on delivering direct medical care. Pharmacists also provide one-on-one support and follow-up for patients in need of extra attention. Health literacy programs – including workshops on nutrition, skincare, immunizations, and more – empower patients to lead healthier lives. Last year, NSC filled more than 48,000 prescriptions. Fill a script. Save a life.

COVID-19 Impact: The team has been working actively to help as many patients as possible get access to life-saving medications by providing all medications for free from March – June, thus offering tremendous financial relief to hundreds of struggling patients. Its website is an informational hub for people across the country to find quality, unbiased educational resources, articles, tools, “facts and myths,” and information on state-by-state reopening plans.

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About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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