Dr. Warren McCray the founder of Soul of Healing, 501(c)(3) non proift, has always been very active in sober living for the past 20 years.
Our website SoulofHealing.org is mostly a prescription assistance program, however, we have added a page for sobriety living.
Many of our previous patients that have hepatitis C, have had alcohol and substance issues as well. We have been providing shelter for them in our apartment building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa since 1991. Prior to 2013 our focus was 100% substance abuse and domestic violence help. As of recently, the past few years, with the help of the local community groups we're helping those with hepatitis C source affordable treatment.
- To empower consumers to be more informed about and active in decisions affecting their acquiring and use of medicines;
- To represent a wide spectrum of organizations serving the public health through educational and advocacy programs;
- To be a catalyst; convener; collaborator and clearinghouse for the development of new, useful, and scientifically accurate information about medicine use that is disseminated in multiple formats to a wide range of audiences.
Soul of Healing includes and is open to:
- Consumer organizations, patient advocacy groups, and voluntary health agencies;
- Organizations representing healthcare professionals and health educators;
- Schools of pharmacy, medicine, nursing and allied health professions;
- Local, state, and federal government agencies;
- Health-related trade associations;
- National and international for-profit companies including pharmaceutical manufacturers, patient information/database companies, managed care organizations, and communication/public relations firms.
Please <a href="http://soulofhealing.org/contact-us/">contact us if you would like to sponsor an event that benefits our cause or our community.
In addition to the drug assistance programs, pharmaceutical companies offer a wide variety of services:
Some of the pharmaceutical companies will offer help with any insurance problems you may be having getting your medications covered.
Provision of educational materials and information about HCV/Hepatitis C including general facts about their HCV medicines.
Online services that can help with getting through treatments, such as online treatment diaries, reminders about taking your medicines and getting lab work done.
<a href="http://soulofhealing.org/paying-for-treatment/">Toll free numbers to call for information and advice staffed by medical providers.
Local Health Department Programs:
In order to qualify for free or low cost medicines you need to have a current medical provider who is overseeing your
care. If you do not have a medical provider check with your local health department about possible access programs through local, county and state health programs.
Patient Assistance Programs:
Hepatitis A & B Vaccines
People with hepatitis C should be vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatitis B if they have not been previously infected. The makers of the HAV and HBV vaccines offer patients assistance programs with low-cost and free vaccines.
Clinical trials are another way to access care and treatment. To find out more information about clinical trials in your area google hcv/hepatitis C clinical trials.