For certain individuals who meet specific criteria, a phone call to Hinesville Police Department can help get their prescriptions filled and delivered to their doorstep.
The Hinesville police department launched a pilot program Monday to help residents who live within the city limits have their prescription picked up from one of three local pharmacies located in Hinesville.
According to HPD Officer Kevin Remillard, those who call HPD for the program must be 65 or older or have an immune deficiency to qualify. Remillard said the program is designed to aid those who are elderly and may have a compromised immune system and limit their exposure to outside elements.
A call to 368-8211 or 271-1221 will set the wheels in motion. The assigned officer will go to the residence, verify the need for the prescriptions to be picked and visit either the Hinesville Pharmacy, CVS or the Walmart Neighborhood Market to pick up the order.
As of Tuesday morning the Long County Sheriff’s Office said they are preparing to assist any resident or visitor to Long County that may be in need of medication, household sanitation items, or other at home care.
Sheriff Craig Nobles said residents or families with special needs, or at risk groups, and those with medical conditions caused by reduced immunity due to pre-existing illness or conditions, can call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office at 912-545-2118.
The requests for assistance will be considered on a case by case basis.
Nobles said his staff will provide deliveries, coordination and/or transfers of medication directly to the patient, or other care and assistance, based on needs.