Animink assists NC MedAssist with Custom Software Solutions for Warehouse Management

Dispensing Hope: The Lifesaving Mission of NC MedAssist

In the landscape of healthcare, where the cost of medications can sometimes be prohibitive, organizations like NC MedAssist provide more than hope to those in need. Established in 1997 as MedAssist of Mecklenburg, this nonprofit organization has been on a steadfast mission to provide essential medications to individuals facing financial hardship. With a focus on improving health outcomes and reducing the burden of uncompensated healthcare costs, NC MedAssist has become a vital lifeline for many North Carolina residents.


A History of Compassionate Care

NC MedAssist traces its roots back to the Mecklenburg Medical Society Alliance, which, with the support of a $55,000 grant from the employees of Presbyterian Hospital, laid the foundation for the organization’s noble cause. Since then, NC MedAssist has grown exponentially, dispelling over $63 million worth of medicines last year alone.


MedAssist Free PharmacyMission and Vision

At the heart of NC MedAssist’s operations lies a simple yet powerful mission: to dispense opportunities through improved health. Their vision is equally compelling: to ensure that no eligible person in North Carolina has to choose between purchasing food or their needed medication, thereby enhancing patient health and reducing healthcare costs for all stakeholders.


Recognized Excellence

The impact of NC MedAssist’s work has not gone unnoticed. The organization has been recognized as one of the top 25 nonprofit organizations in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal, a testament to its unwavering commitment to the community. In addition, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics designated NC MedAssist as the Statewide Pharmacy for all eligible uninsured residents in North Carolina, further solidifying its role as a leader in accessible healthcare.


Free Pharmacy Program

Central to NC MedAssist’s mission is its Free Pharmacy Program, which provides vital prescription medications to uninsured North Carolina residents falling at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. This statewide initiative serves as a lifeline for individuals battling chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and asthma, ensuring that financial constraints do not stand in the way of necessary treatment.

2024 Federal Poverty Level

“I’m absolutely shocked more people don’t know about this program”, says Markus Alison, Vice President of Animink. Animink has worked with MedAssist to create a custom software solution that helps manage their warehouse inventory, and also directly connects to their point of sale at their physical location. He continues “They have just over 6000 likes on facebook, I feel like this should be in the hundreds of thousands.” Animink also assists other non-profits with Charlotte website design.


To qualify for the program, applicants must meet specific criteria, including residency in North Carolina, lack of health insurance, and income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. 

Additionally, total gross household income must be at or below the amounts listed in the chart here.



Once enrolled, eligible patients receive medications delivered to their doorstep at no cost, providing much-needed relief and peace of mind. Learn more about this program here.


Mobile Free PharmacyMobile Free Pharmacy: Taking Healthcare on the Road

Innovative and responsive to community needs, NC MedAssist’s Mobile Free Pharmacy brings healthcare directly to those who need it most. Collaborating with local partners, the organization hosts free events across the state, providing low-income individuals and families with over-the-counter medicines and vital health resources.


These events, now held indoors for added convenience and safety, offer a wide range of essential items, including pain relief, cold and cough medicine, allergy medications, digestive aids, vitamins, and children’s medicines. Beyond immediate relief, the Mobile Free Pharmacy serves as a gateway to the Free Pharmacy Program, connecting participants with long-term access to prescription medications. Upcoming dates include March 1st for Rowan County, March 8th for Mecklenburg County, and March 15th for Robeson County. View details on these events here.


Animink: Empowering Healthcare through Technologywarehouse inventory management software

Behind the scenes of NC MedAssist’s impactful initiatives lies the support of Animink, a leading provider of custom software development and Charlotte Web Design. Animink’s partnership with NC MedAssist extends beyond conventional boundaries, with the development of an internal warehouse management system that meticulously tracks all medications provided by the organization.


This innovative system ensures efficiency, accuracy, and transparency in medication distribution, empowering NC MedAssist to serve its community with precision and care. In addition to this critical software solution, Animink offers a suite of services, including website development, ecommerce solutions, and digital marketing, further enhancing the reach and impact of organizations like NC MedAssist.


Looking Ahead: A Future of Health and Hope

As NC MedAssist continues to expand its reach and impact, supported by dedicated partners like Animink, the future of accessible healthcare in North Carolina shines brighter than ever. With a steadfast commitment to its mission and vision, NC MedAssist is an inspiration in the medical field, dispelling barriers to health and providing opportunities for a brighter, healthier future for all.


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Animink assists NC MedAssist with Custom Software Solutions for Warehouse Management