At the Faith Community Pharmacy, our mission is to provide necessary medications and pharmaceutical care to those unable to pay, without regard to race, creed, or national origin in the Northern Kentucky Community. Currently, the Pharmacy serves clients in 10 Northern Kentucky counties. All medications are dispensed in accordance with the Kentucky State Board of Pharmacy regulations. We are prohibited by law from dispensing controlled substances and we do not dispense medicines not in keeping with our faith. The Faith Community Pharmacy is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, volunteer-based organization providing HOPE for those in need.
Currently, many of the prescriptions medications are donated by area physicians and drug manufacturers. However, other medications such as, insulin and generics, must be purchased. To purchase prescription drugs for our clients and to keep our Pharmacy operational we depend on private and business donations, grants and fundraisers. We are able to keep our costs to a minimum with the help of volunteers and intern students from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.
Since opening our doors in 2002 we have dispensed over 35 million dollars worth of prescription medications and helped over 6,000 clients.
The Pharmacy started out as the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy in March of 2002. The two co-founders, Rosana Aydt and Mary Beth Beimesch, both retail pharmacists, recognized the need in the community for a charitable pharmacy. They worked with the Kentucky State Board of Pharmacy to change the law to allow the dispensing of drug samples donated for our use by local physician's offices and pharmaceutical companies.
Faith Community Pharmacy is the only charitable pharmacy in Northern Kentucky providing free medications to uninsured residents in need.