Sheriff's office gives unused medications to HealthNet
JANESVILLE--Unused prescription drugs from the Rock County Jail soon will benefit low-income Rock County residents who don’t have health insurance.
The new program is a collaborative effort between HealthNet of Rock County, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Advanced Correctional Healthcare, which provides health care management at the Rock County Jail.
The logistics of how unused medications will be collected from the jail have not yet been determined, said Ryan Messinger, clinical operations director at HealthNet.
“It’ll be great when it gets going,” he said. “The more donations we can get, the more patients we can serve.” Andi Brown, registered nurse and nursing supervisor at the Rock County Jail, said the jail would be sending 2,794 pills to HealthNet this month.
“These meds were compiled over a period of approximately two months,” she said.
Messinger said even if it’s only a few bottles every couple weeks, “any little bit helps.”
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