Medication Access

We have multiple pharmacy programs at the PWAFC to aid medication access for our patients. We have a licensed pharmacy on site and work with the nonprofit NOVA ScriptsCentral for chronic-illness medications. 

$4 Medications: When possible, we prescribe medications from the $4 medication lists at retail pharmacies such as Walmart and Harris Teeter. 

Our Pharmacy: We dispense acute- and chronic-illness medications in bridge doses while we wait for multi-month supplies to be delivered from NOVA ScriptsCentral.

NOVA ScriptsCentral:  NOVA ScriptsCentral is a non-profit organization based in Northern Virginia that fills up to three months of medications at a time for $5 per medication. They have a separate eligibility and application process for acceptance into their program; our Medication Case Managers will help patients complete those applications. 

Although we strive to provide all the medications our patients need, we are unable to obtain certain medications. Many medications are unaffordable for the PWAFC to purchase, however, we will do our best to enroll patients in Patient Assistance Programs or find another medication for their condition. We do not and will not prescribe controlled medications or narcotics. 

Patient Information: To Order and Pick Up Medications

You must come to the clinic in person to order and pick up medications. You must arrive by the hours listed below to be seen by the medication case managers. A limited number of time slots to see the medication case managers are availalbe, and they are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. 
 Pharmacy Hours:
Monday and Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • You must provide proof of income and proof you reside in Prince William County at every visit.
  • Only you can pick up your medications; no one can pick them up for you.
  • Please re-order your medications 2 weeks before you will run out of your current medications.

For NOVA ScriptsCentral Enrollments: 
  • You must be on a maintenance dose of medication, not a new start.
  • You must present current proof of income that documents one month of pay (pay stubs, letter of support, Social Security statement, etc.) at the time of registration. NOVA ScriptsCentral will not accept bank statements or a SNAP letter alone as proof of income.
  • You must complete registration forms that allow the Free Clinic to share your information with NOVA ScriptsCentral and for NOVA ScriptsCentral to share your information with the pharmaceutical company.
  • You must pay $5 dollars, for each prescription, at the time of registration and each time medications are ordered.
  • If you do not have the requirements to enroll, you may return with them on another day during pharmacy hours. Your medication will not arrive until all required documents are complete.

The PWAFC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and the provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and patients.