The 340B prescription drug program enables health centers to stretch scarce federal resources to underserved patients and provide comprehensive services beyond the reach of the Medi-Cal program. It is a vital lifeline for safety-net providers across the state.
Health centers may choose to provide access to affordable medication to their 340B eligible patients by entering into a contract with an “outside” pharmacy – typically a pharmacy that is not owned or operated by the 340B covered entity. Health centers may utilize multiple contract pharmacies to increase patient access to 340B drugs while using the 340B savings generated to expand health care services.
By law, and by mission, health centers invest 340B savings into activities that advance their goal of ensuring affordable access to critical health services for medically underserved patients. Creating access to health care is what Alliance is all about.