Free over-the-counter medicine event planned in Columbia

Published 7:35 am Thursday, March 18, 2021

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MedAssist is returning to Tyrrell County with its mobile free pharmacy.

On April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free over-the-counter medications will be available at Tyrrell Hall at 906 U.S. 64 in Columbia.

Vidant-Chowan Hospital is supporting the event.

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This will be a 100% drive-through event. All participants will remain in vehicles or on foot in the drive-through line.

Participants have the option to order medication at

Individuals receive items that include, but are not limited to, pain relief, cold and cough, allergy and digestive medicines, vitamins and children’s medicines.

For those unable to register online, a generic bag of medicine will be prepared in advance. Due to the nature of the drive-through events and COVID-19 restrictions, the mobile operation is unable to exchange medicine the day of the event.