Diabetes Supply Initiative
This HealthAssist program provides eligible uninsured or underinsured patients in eastern North Carolina with certain diabetes-treatment supplies:
- Glucose test strips, which can be quite expensive for long-term use
- Alcohol prep pads
- Cotton balls
Most qualifying patients have already been living with diabetes for some time, and are often identified for the program based on ongoing difficulties with A1C glucose compliance, or because they have poor access to medical facilities.
Qualifying patients either come to the main Access East office to get supplies, or else a HealthAssist case managers may take the items to local free or reduced-cost medical clinics at times those patients are scheduled to be there. Case managers integrate education on diabetes and treatment as part of providing the supplies.
Valued HealthAssist community partner St. James United Methodist Church of Greenville generously donates funding to support the Diabetes Supply Initiative.
For more information:
To learn more about this initiative, or about other HealthAssist programs, call (252) 847-2821.