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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Medicare Outreach

Why it is important that I annually reevaluate my Medicare Part D plan?

  • Plans can change formularies and cost-sharing structure every year
  • Up to 8 in every 10 beneficiaries can save money on their drug plan costs by examining all available choices
  • On average, Medicare beneficiaries can save $1,049 by optimizing their Part D plan

What can University of the Pacific students pharmacists do for me (a Medicare beneficiary) during an outreach event?

Provide Medicare Part D Assistance

  • We will evaluate all of the Medicare Part D plans available to you in the upcoming year and identify the one which will minimize your out-of-pocket costs.
  • We can identify if you may qualify for additional governmental assistance to help lower your out-of-pocket prescription medications.
  • We may be able to save you money by identifying if your medications qualify for Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs.

Provide Medication Therapy Management

  • We will review all of your medications to make sure that they are safe to take together and also answer any questions that you may have about your medications.
  • If necessary, we will directly contact your prescriber and/or pharmacist detailing our recommendations.

Provide Vaccinations

  • You can come to most of our outreach events and receive any of the following:
    • Flu vaccine
    • Pneumococcal vaccine
    • Tdap
    • New shingles vaccine 

Note: For most qualified Medicare beneficiaries there will be NO cost to receive the flu or pneumococcal vaccines.

Additional Services

The following services will be offered at all outreach sites/events:

  • Anemia testing
  • Anxiety testing
  • Asthma/COPD Screening
  • Blood pressure testing
  • Bone density testing
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Collection of expired medications
  • Depression Assessment
  • Diabetes screening
  • Falls Risk screening
  • Memory decline screening
  • Sleep disorder screening