Archive | July 2016

Free Health Screenings For New Brunswick Residents on Saturday, July 23rd

Health Screening FlierIn celebration of its 250th anniversary year, the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) is partnering with the Homeless & Indigent Population Health Outreach Project at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Student Family Health Care Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to offer free health screenings on Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Monument Square building, located at 317 George Street in New Brunswick.

Volunteers from MSNJ, including board members and medical students, will be onsite to help local residents learn about insurance options, have their blood pressure read and receive general health care information at the event.

The event takes place just steps away from the location of the founding of the Medical Society of New Jersey in 1766. That evening, MSNJ will celebrate this milestone anniversary with a formal gala across the street at The Heldrich Hotel also in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

“We are more than just health providers,” said Captain Joseph P. Costabile, MD, the 224th president of MSNJ. “We are leaders looking after our patients’ healthcare and guardians of their well-being. We remain dedicated to bringing health care services to the heart of the community.”

The gala, sponsored by Diamond sponsors Teladoc and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, and others, will also recognize Dr. Costabile as he embarks on his term as president of the society. For more information, kindly visit www.msnj.org/250 or call (609) 896-1766.

Medical Society of New Jersey Announces Prescription Assistance Program for Patients

prescription-drug-card-322DC83G57Patients who need help with the cost of prescription medications can now obtain a free prescription assistance card provided by the state’s largest association of physicians.

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) announced plans to distribute the New Jersey Drug Card, a discount drug card free to all New Jersey residents. The discount card generates savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at hundreds of participating pharmacies statewide.

The discount card helps uninsured and under-insured residents afford prescription medications, which has already saved New Jerseyans more than $98 million since its inception.

“Medical Society of New Jersey physicians are committed to our patients and helping patients get the medications they need is a priority, “said MSNJ President Dr. Joseph Costabile.  “Patients cannot get well if they are not able to get their prescriptions. That is why we are making the New Jersey Drug Card available from our member physicians.”

The New Jersey Drug Card discounts are available to patients whose health insurance coverage does not include prescription benefits, which is common in many high deductible health plans. Those who do have prescription coverage with their health insurance can use this program to get discounts on medications that are not covered by their insurance plan. All New Jerseyans are eligible regardless of their current prescription coverage benefits.

New Jersey residents interested in taking advantage of this program may print a free card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.msnj.org/drugcard or by visiting the program’s website at www.newjerseydrugcard.com.