The Pharmacy Connection
The Pharmacy Connection, TPC, is a software program created by VHCF that helps provide prescription medications to chronically ill, uninsured individuals throughout Virginia and in selected other states.
TPC is more than just computer software — it is an indispensable tool for many free clinics, community health centers, hospitals, medical practices and other social service and community based agencies which rely on it to help their patients.
More than 250 classes of medication are included, covering chronic diseases ranging from diabetes to hypertension, clinical depression to asthma. Since its 1997 launch, TPC has generated more than $1.27 billion in free medications for more than 242,000 individuals.
TPC works by making it easier and faster for health care providers to enroll their patients in brand name pharmaceutical companies’ Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), allowing them to:
- Dramatically reduce the administrative time required to complete the application process to these programs;
- Automatically determine if a patient meets the eligibility requirements of the Patient Assistance Program to which he/she is applying;
- Track the status of all applications;
- Receive automatic reminders when it’s time for a patient to reapply to the PAP, ensuring that the reapplication is submitted before the patient’s medications are depleted;
- Generate required reports and streamline paperwork; and
- Help more of their low income chronically ill patients get the medications they need to stay healthy.
Find out how TPC works and why it’s such an important asset for health safety net providers and Virginia’s uninsured.
“Without TPC, we would spend the entire day filling out paperwork by hand.”