Starting October 15th, we will be closing the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month till further notice for inventory management. You can still call or email us and we will respond to your message as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience during these times.
***Due to Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, we will not be closed the 4th Wednesday in November. Instead we will be closed the 3rd Wednesday (November 18th)***
New Application Packet
Effective July 1st, 2020
A message to our patients:
Due to anticipated delays in the mail system operated by the United States Postal Service with the presidential election of 2020, we will be extending our filling window.
Please call us 10 – 14 days before you are out of your medication to request your next refill.
This extended filling window will occur from 10/01/2020 to 11/30/2020 to allow extra time for your medications to travel to you in the mail system. After 12/01/2020, we will go back to having you call just 7 – 10 days before you’ll be out of your medication to request a refill.
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Why is it Important?
- Medication compliance is one of the most important modifiable factors in the managing of chronic or complex diseases to improve health.
- The WMDP is connecting with providers around the state to refer patients which improved prescription access for those in need.
- Since beginning in 2007, the program has helped Wyoming residents fill OVER 150,000 prescriptions (worth over $25 million) they could not have afforded otherwise.
- In 2019, WMDP filled nearly 10,000 prescriptions with donated medicine free of charge for qualified patients.
- Keeping medications from polluting our streams and landfills supports Wyoming population health as a whole.
- Since 2009, nearly 20,000 pounds of unacceptable medications have been safely incinerated.
- Since July 2008, the program has processed over 88,000 pounds of donated medications and medical supplies for redistribution.
- Removing unused medications from homes reduces the risk of accidental poisonings and drug abuse.
- More than 66,000 young children visit Emergency Rooms each year because of medication poisonings.
- Donating your unused medications helps reduce the risk of poisonings in your home, keeping the ones you love safe.
- In 2005 the Drug Donation Program Act was passed by the Wyoming Legislature allowing unused medications to be donated to participating donation sites to be dispensed to Wyoming residents who cannot afford their medications. The Wyoming Department of Health, Division of Healthcare Financing coordinates this program.
- The program has changed locations several times as it as grown throughout the years. Click here to view: WMDP Locations Through the Years
- Click here to view the Drug Donation Program Act W.S. § 35-7-1601 et. seq. and the Wyoming Administrative Procedures Act W.S. § 16-3-101 et.seq.
Don’t let unused medicine go to waste!
Bright Ideas is an initiative that recognizes creative and promising government programs and partnerships. The initiative is offered through the Innovations in Government Program, a program of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. For more information, please visit https://www.innovations.harvard.edu/wyoming-medication-donation-program