BRIDGEPORT — The opening of the Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport, which will provide free prescription medication to the region’s uninsured and under-insured, has been delayed by a few weeks. The new facility was set open in the Department of Health building, 752 East Main St., Bridgeport, some time this month. However, Bill Hoey, vice president of mission services at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, said the opening has been postponed until the first week of April to address some technology updates needed to the building to support systems essential to running the pharmacy. These include software used to print pharmaceutical labels.
There was a ribbon-cutting on the facility Feb. 28. The program was largely funded by a $160,000 grant from St. Vincent’s parent company, Ascension Health. The new facility will open in the Department of Health building, 752 East Main St. The Bridgeport facility will be the first dispensary in Connecticut. For details, call 203-332-5653.