Since 2007, Pacific's Medicare Part D Outreach Clinics have assisted 8,686 beneficiaries with their Medicare Part D drug plan, helping beneficiaries save an estimated total of $8.77 million.

Doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students work with each beneficiary to evaluate all Part D prescription drug plan offerings to identify the one that will help minimize out-of-pocket prescription drug costs. We intend to serve as an objective, unbiased resource that beneficiaries can rely upon in getting accurate information about Medicare Part D plan offerings.

The need for these events is ongoing, as Medicare Part D plan offerings change each year, as do the formulary and cost-sharing structure of each plan. Students also provide Medication Therapy Management, a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's medications to ensure they are safe and effective to take together. If needed (and with permission from the patient), we will contact the beneficiary's physician and/or pharmacist and share with them our findings and make specific recommendations.

Events are typically hosted throughout Northern California during the Medicare Open Enrollment period which runs from October 15 through December 7. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our health fairs this year will now be hosted online via telehealth technology. As such, regardless of where you live in this country, we can help you this year! Although the screenings, tests, and vaccinations that we normally provide will not be available this year, we still plan to provide patients with information about additional service offerings that could be provided in this virtual environment. While the transition to virtual delivery of the Mobile Medicare Clinic services does seem daunting, our Medicare family is working hard to ensure that the same quality service will be provided to all beneficiaries despite our newfound circumstances.

Medicare Open Enrollment Period: October 15 - December 7

During this window of time, beneficiaries can change their Medicare Part D drug plan. If you need help with selecting a Part D plan or want to ensure your current plan is the ‘best’ one for you, please attend one of our virtual community outreach events.

Medicare Part D Outreach Clinics Patient Impact

What you will need to have handy

  1. Your red, white, and blue Medicare card.
  2. All of your prescription medications.
  3. Your MyMedicare.gov log in information.

Make an Appointment

Scheduled appointments are REQUIRED for all beneficiaries this year. Please review the schedule for all of our planned events. Below each event is the phone number that you can call to make an appointment.

2020 Outreach Event Schedule

Saturday, October 17
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
209.946.7658
Sunday, October 18
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
209.946.7658
Friday, October 23
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
209.253.5128
Saturday, October 24
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
209.280.0768
Saturday, October 31
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
209.280.0768
Friday, November 6
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
209.369.1591
Saturday, November 7
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
209.956.3400
Saturday, November 14
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
209.280.0768
Saturday, November 21
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
209.280.0768
Sunday, November 22
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
209.951.8545
Contact Us

Rajul A. Patel, PharmD, PhD
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95211

209-910-DRUG (3784)
medicareclinics@pacific.edu

 

PharmD student at a Medicare Part D Outreach Clinic

Plans can change formularies and cost-sharing structure every year. On average, 8 out of 10 beneficiaries can save money on their drug plan costs by examining all available choices. On average, Medicare beneficiaries can save $1,009 per year by optimizing their Part D plan.

You can make an appointment for a specific date and time, just like you have in the past. A couple of weeks before your appointment we will contact you to check your technology capabilities and provide you with direction. On the day of your appointment, we will call you as close to your appointment time as possible and either send you a meeting link through your preferred route (email or text) or get you ready for a phone intervention at that time.

If you do not have internet or webcam/smart phone capabilities, we can still assist you via a traditional phone call. Please indicate that you do not have access to these services when you make your appointment so we can plan accordingly.

Yes! We will evaluate all of the Medicare Part D plans you are eligible for and identify the one which will minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. We can also identify if you may qualify for additional governmental assistance to help lower your out-of-pocket prescription medications.

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

Absolutely! When you make an appointment please indicate that both of you will need an intervention and on the day of the event the two of you will be placed into the same intervention. While doing this will increase the length of the intervention, we are happy to accommodate this type of request.

It is best to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. This will ensure that you are able to find a day and time that works best for you. We anticipate that we will have a full house at most events this year.

Unfortunately, it is unlikely. This is due to the intricacies of the telehealth interventions that we will be performing this year. Scheduling an appointment is REQUIRED, not recommended, this year. We hope you understand.

As in year’s past, we will take as long as needed to ensure that you receive the care that you need. We will do our best to be efficient with your time, but will never rush and compromise your care. On average, we expect that the length of the intervention for someone who wants both Part D and medication review services will take 1 hour and 15 minutes. For those only wanting one of the two services, the average length of the intervention would be closer to 45 minutes. If you are joined in your room by a friend/ family member also needing help, this will lengthen the intervention.

We have been working closely with our Information Technology department and local experts on ways to ensure privacy of our interventions and to protect these sessions. We have several safeguards in place to ensure that this is the case. Your privacy is our number one concern and we will do our best to never compromise your trust.

Unfortunately, not this year. We will not be having any in-person health fairs this year (due to public health recommendations, state restrictions, and University guidance). As such, we regret not being able to provide you with vaccinations this year. However, we are happy to help you identify which vaccines you qualify for so you can inform your provider (e.g. doctor) or community pharmacy and get the vaccines from them. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to again be your vaccine provider next year.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to offer any of our normal health screenings this year. However, we are creating a set of new services that we will be offering in this “virtual” environment. We will be sending you a list of these services later. Examples of some of our new services will include stretching and strength exercises, healthy eating, blood pressure measurement techniques, and information about COVID-19. Please note that these offerings will NOT take place on the same date as our Medicare event. We will instead be providing a list of these additional services, a short description of each and the contact information (i.e., e-mail and phone number) for the group providing each service. We will be sending you this information later.

Learn more by downloading the Sharps and Opioids Disposal Locations PDF.