With two Baltimore CVS locations burned and eight Rite Aid sites damaged by fire or looting, the Baltimore City Health Department is spearheading efforts via the city’s 311 system to help impacted residents acquire their medications.
According to the city government’s website, individuals in areas affected by last week’s civil unrest are urged to call 311 for assistance in obtaining prescriptions. Health Department staff are available to locate the caller’s nearest open pharmacy and assist with arrangements to obtain prescriptions through mail delivery.
“Our residents need to get medical care they need, which includes life-sustaining medications,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen. “We will do everything possible so that seniors and other vulnerable citizens receive their prescription medications.”
The health department is also arranging for on-site delivery of medications to the Baltimore City Health Department’s Druid Health Clinic at 1515 W. North Ave. The clinic’s phone number is 410-396-0176. It is accessible from the Metro Subway's Penn-North Station, as well as MTA bus No. 13 (Pennsylvania & North Avenue). The clinic is generally open Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In coordination with the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and area pharmacies, The Health Department has developed the Baltimore Pharmacies Operations List, a list indicating which pharmacies are closed. This list will be updated daily on the BCHD website, health.baltimorecity.gov, until normal operations resume.