Community partners assisting with prescription replacement for Hurricane Michael victims

The Hotz Scoggins Family Medical Center, located at 411 S. Madison St., is one of three Albany Area Primary Health Care facilities in which Hurricane Michael victims can get their prescription medications replaced as part of a collaboration involving AAPHC, United Way of Southwest Georgia and U-Save-It Pharmacy. (File Photo)

ALBANY — While citizens of southwest Georgia continue the fight to recover from the effects of Hurricane Michael, there are many citizens still in need of some basic necessities, including medical supplies.

Extended power outages in the area have caused the loss of such supplies. In response to this need, officials with United Way of Southwest Georgia announced this morning that a collaboration involving United Way, Albany Area Primary Health Care and U-Save-It Pharmacy is providing replacement prescription medication to individuals who lost medication as a result of the storm.

In order to receive these services, officials said citizens can visit one of three locations: South Albany Medical Center at 1300 Newton Road, East Albany Medical Center at 1712-A E, Broad Ave. or Hotz Scoggins Family Medical Center at 411 S. Madison St. Services will be provided on a first come, first served based until Nov. 30 or as long as funding is available.

Individuals can contact AAPHC at (229) 888-6559 or call United Way’s 2-1-1 resource line for more information.

United Way fights for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person. It serves a geographic territory of ten counties including Baker, Calhoun, Dougherty, Early, Lee, Mitchell, Randolph, Sumter, Terrell and Worth.

For more information about United Way, visit www.unitedwayswga.org.

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