Start-Up Costs

Costs to open and sustain a charitable pharmacy can vary widely. See Pharmacy Management Systems,Vendorsand Operations Software

Costs include:

FacilityIs free or donated space available at a good location that can be made to fit state requirements?
UtilitiesCan some of these be donated with facility?
TechnologyMay be available through pharmacy vendor
EquipmentUsed or donated available?
Legal & License FeesVary by state NPI DEA (if applicable)
InsuranceProperty, liability, health
Staffing1 Pharmacist and 1 technician to begin
Start-Up inventoryLocal Donations Reclamation Purchased – decision to provide insulin, inhalers if not available for free Via membership vendors Devices, testing equipment if offering services
VendorMemberships, non-profit and profitDispensary of Hope, Reclamation Direct Relief, Manufacturer Bulk Replacement, Americares SIRUM, and others McKesson, Cardinal, and others
Signage and MarketingOutside pharmacy Pamphlets/fliers Elevator posters See Marketing and Community Outreach

Referral sources are available at:

Shelving Design Systems

What does it really Cost to Start a Pharmacy?

McKesson Rx Ownership

Starting a Pharmacy: What to Consider