HealthWay Spurs Healthy Me Campaign to Improve Health Care Access
Dozens of stores will offer services for patients who might not have access
BALTIMORE, Sept. 20, 2016 -- HealthWay Pharmacies announced the rollout of their Healthy Me campaign, which will deliver $5 million worth of health care services to uninsured or underinsured individuals.
Healthy Me services will start Thursday, Sept. 26 and run through Dec. 9 at select HealthWay locations in five multicultural communities in Baltimore. Clinics will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, walk-ins only.
“Every day our 2,475 employees strive to break the barriers to quality health care and improve access for patients by providing free health screenings and educational materials ensuring better health for many Americans,” said Marsha Robinson, chairman and CEO of HealthWay. “Healthy Me is part of HealthWay’s commitment to supporting its community by identifying health concerns and risks for individuals who have not been able to access care.”
Over the past 10 years, high rates of certain treatable conditions of people in Baltimore have been identified, including:
- 53 percent were found to be overweight or obese
- 38 percent had abnormal blood pressure readings
- 26 percent had abnormal glucose readings
- 37 percent were found to have abnormal cholesterol levels
Physicians, nurse practitioners and staff will perform health risk assessments, including cholesterol tests, blood count, urinalysis and flu shots. Once test results are examined, physicians will refer patients who need additional medical attention to low cost or no cost health care locations and address any questions that patients may have regarding their health.
“We’re striving for the perfect patient experience, every time for every patient,” Robinson said. “While Healthway is offering more e-prescribing and digital pharmacy services, we have a long-standing commitment to our community and continue to be more patient-focused.”
Healthy Me events are open to all individuals regardless of income, race, gender or insurance status. For more information and a full calendar of events, visit www.healthwaypharmacy.org/healthyme.
About HealthWay Pharmacies, Inc.
HealthWay pharmacies operate in 165 locations in the Maryland and D.C area and provide healthcare services through 345 organizations and companies. HealthWay strives to help its community members live and maintain healthier lives by offering Mail-Meds, a mail order medication service, and HealthWay RX Access, a low cost option for high quality prescriptions. Working with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, HealthWay provides training programs for pharmacy students, and pharmaceutical services to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. For more information about HealthWay’s innovative services, visit www.healthwaypharmacy.org.