Thundermist Health Center has operated a deeply discounted pharmacy for our patients since 2002 taking advantage of Section 340B of the US Public Health Service Act which allows community health centers that operate pharmacies to purchase prescription drugs at dramatically reduced prices.
However, the complexity of running a pharmacy became too much and in June 2007 Thundermist Health Center and CVS/pharmacy announced an innovative partnership which provides access to affordable prescription medications to Thundermist’s 30,000 patients across the State. CVS/pharmacy now operates the on-site pharmacy at Thundermist’s flagship health center in Woonsocket and offers patients of Thundermist discounts on prescription medications through the special pricing provisions available to community health centers.
The 340B program allows Thundermist to discount prescription medications to its patients and the partnership with CVS allows them to pass these discounts onto Thundermist patients at the health center pharmacy site. CVS also offers the same 340B discounts to Thundermist patients at four additional locations:
- CVS/pharmacy: 1054 Cass Avenue, Woonsocket
- CVS/pharmacy: Park Square, Woonsocket
- CVS/pharmacy: 1125 Main Street, West Warwick
- CVS/pharmacy: 11 Main Street, Wakefield (Open 24 hours)
The partnership with CVS/pharmacy allows Thundermist to reach all our 30,000 patients across the state with the broadest possible range of available medications, and state-of the art pharmacy services through one of the nation’s premier pharmacies.