The Med-I-Assist program, a prescription assistance program formerly offered at the Bluffton Community Center, 141 Goethe Road, has relocated. The new location is St. Andrews Parish Hall, 220 Pinckney Colony Road.

The program, a 501(c)(3) organized in 2004, is staffed by volunteer patient advocates and is financially supported by local charities.

Med-I-Assist is designed to provide emergency prescription assistance through local pharmacies to citizens unable to afford their prescription medication, and enroll those with long-term prescription needs to pharmaceutical-prescription assistance programs. 

Med-I-Assist also offers medical transportation, referrals for eye examination, and purchase of eyeglasses to those in need. Recently, the program added vouchers for flu shots for those without medical insurance.

The Med-I-Assist program target population is the uninsured, unemployed, under-employed and underinsured. The program works in partnership with Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Services, Inc. and Volunteers in Medicine, referring clients who need immediate medical attention and/or a primary care doctor.

The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by appointment only. For more information, call 843-757-4818.