Hope Dispensary (finally) opens in Bridgeport

The Hope Dispensary of  Great Bridgeport opened yesterday, almost two months after the ribbon was cut on the new facility, which provides prescription medications at no cost to uninsured and low-income patients in Bridgeport.  Located in the Department of Health building, 752 East Main Street,  Suite #170, Bridgeport, it  is the first Dispensary of Hope site in Connecticut.

The facility was supposed to open in March, but the opening was delayed because technology updates were needed to the building to support systems needed to run the pharmacy.

The new facility grew out of a partnership between the Primary Care Action Group (PCAG), a collaboration of area health service organizations, and the Dispensary of Hope, a growing national network of clinics and pharmacies.

Christine Toni, RPh, a licensed pharmacist from St. Vincent’s, staffs the site aided by Ivette Hernandez, an AmeriCorps intern serving in the capacity of patient navigator, while the Greater Bridgeport Medical Association is l coordinating the outreach to doctors to encourage them to donate their unused drug samples and products.

The Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch between 12:30 to 1 p.m.).

For more information, contact the Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport at 203-332-5653 or visit www.hopedispensarybridgeport.org.

Amanda Cuda