History and Mission:
Faith Community Pharmacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable pharmacy located in Florence, KY.
The pharmacy was founded in 2002 as the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy by two local pharmacists, Mary Beth Beimesch and Rosana Aydt who saw there was a need for prescription help throughout Northern Kentucky. The pharmacy service area consists of the 14 counties of the Diocese of Covington. The pharmacy is prohibited by law from dispensing controlled substances. The goal is to provide at least 80% of the medications needs of our clients for chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, mental health illnesses, high blood pressure and respiratory conditions.
Since opening in 2002 the pharmacy has served over 7,500 people and has dispensed more than 550,000 prescriptions dispensed.
Prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act the pharmacy helped only those without prescription insurance. Due to the federal mandate to carry insurance the pharmacy now helps anyone with a total household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level regardless of their insurance status.The charitable pharmacy does not bill insurance companies. This is a free service for both the client and the healthcare system.
The pharmacy relies on funding from private donations, foundation grants, fiscal court grant funding and fundraising events. Community support is vital to keep this service available to those in Northern Kentucky who are struggling to afford their medications and stay healthy.