About Us

We are…

Pharmacists, technicians, and executive administrators in the charitable pharmacy world providing quality medications, pharmacy services and best practices to vulnerable and underserved communities across the United States.

Free and charitable clinics providing free medication and pharmacy services to help maintain the health of our patients.

Healthcare systems supporting improved medication access for the uninsured and underinsured, promoting a healthier community with more appropriate use of emergency services and decreasing hospital stays.

Communities and states increasing medication access to constituents who cannot afford their medication.

Charitable medication distributors, making donated and discounted medications safely available to charitable pharmacies and clinics.


We are Charitable Pharmacies of America
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of charitable pharmacies, pharmaceutical distributors, pharmacists and community advocates working to extend access and elevate the standards for more accessible, equitable and comprehensive prescription services.

Our Mission

To improve medication access and eliminate barriers for underserved populations by fostering an alliance of charitable pharmacies, clinics, and distributors, health systems, and collaborative stakeholders

Our Vision

To create a network of charitable pharmacies that reaches every underserved patient in the United States.

Our Purpose

To improve health outcomes among the vulnerable through charitable pharmacy services.

How We Serve

Our Patients:

Empower patients in underserved communities through charitable pharmacy services that deliver the highest quality, inclusive patient-centered care.

Our Members:

Provide a network to establish best practices and expertise, make connections, build industry standards, and elevate the efficacy and awareness of charitable pharmacies and distributors across the country.

Maintain professional competence by conforming with pharmacy best practices and regulatory compliance.

Our Sponsors and Partners:

Support communities to build and replicate
sustainable charitable pharmacy models.

Elevate the voices of underrepresented populations through nonpartisan advocacy.

About the Charitable Pharmacies
Code of Ethics

Our members commit to the following code of ethics.

A charitable pharmacy dedicated to the delivery of pharmacy services to underserved patients with limited access to healthcare, with the expressed purpose of improving health outcomes among the vulnerable by reducing health disparities and increasing medication access.

Our Commitment:

  • Deliver the highest quality patient-centered care to optimize medication use and health outcomes for all, while safeguarding the dignity and the value of every patient served.
  • Act with honesty and integrity while maintaining professional competence and conforming with pharmacy best practices.
  • Recognize our responsibilities to the patients and the communities we serve.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.

This code of ethics translates into the following operational commitments:

Dignity and value of patients, employees, volunteers, students and stakeholders

No tolerance of any kind of discrimination that creates a hostile and unpleasant environment for patients, employees, volunteers, students or stakeholders. Anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies collaborate.

Business Management

Operate pharmacy or facility in compliance with consumer protection and local, state and national business regulations.

Quality Pharmaceuticals

Quality pharmaceuticals are sourced, tracked, stored and dispensed per local, state and federal regulations and manufacturer recommendations.

Documentation

Collect attestation or other documentation that verifies population being served has limited access to medication (low income, lack of insurance, other criteria).

Comprehensive Medication Management

Deliver highest quality patient-centered care (Comprehensive Medication Management) as established by APhA, ASHP, and other national pharmacist organizations.  Services include, but are not limited to, patient counseling and education and collaborating with other healthcare providers and community resources.

Monitoring and Improvement

Following initial needs assessment, determine through regular review (annual) if the needs of the patients and community are being met or have changed.  Implement adjustments required to optimize services.  Share results with the community and stakeholders.

Professional Education

Participate in professional offerings related to charity pharmacy, patient care and education, and business and pharmacy best practices.  This is for licensed staff, but, whenever possible, should include all staff, volunteers, and applicable stakeholders.