MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy is reaching out as an information resource about the implementation and rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 33-store chain said Wednesday.
Navarro, based in Miami and the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the country, said several healthcare companies would be available at its stores to explain insurance options, costs and other important information. The chain also will offer free health screenings like glucose testing, blood-pressure monitoring and others.
"Our continuing goal is to provide options to our customers and assist them in any way we can to make informed decisions," said Manuel Leon, VP of Navarro subsidiary OTC Health Solutions; more than half a million members of the subsidiary receive benefits through insurance companies for OTC health products. "As a community pharmacy, our customers already have strong relationships with our pharmacists, who are the logical choices to liaison with customers and insurance company representatives when healthcare questions arise."
The company also will support a community-wide healthcare education effort for Hispanics by sponsoring Univision's "Salud es Vida" event, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo. The event will provide consumers with up-to-date information on the options available under Florida's health insurance marketplace, with health insurance companies, community pharmacies, government officials, local radio and television personalities and healthcare providers attendees and free health screenings, exercise demonstrations and healthy cooking instructions.