Since 2007, Pacific's Medicare Part D Outreach Clinics have assisted 10,446 beneficiaries with their Medicare Part D drug plan, helping beneficiaries save an estimated total of $10.12 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.

Pharmacy student assisting Medicare recipient in clinic
Medicare Open Enrollment:
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

Face masks must be worn by all attendees.

What you will need to have handy

  1. Your red, white, and blue Medicare card.
  2. All of your prescription medications.
  3. Your login information.

Face masks must be worn by all attendees.
COVID-19 guidance subject to change.

Make an appointment

Scheduled appointments are REQUIRED for beneficiaries at any VIRTUAL events. Appointments are highly recommended at all in-person events for Part D and medication review services. All screenings and services offered at in-person events will not require an appointment.

Outreach Event Schedule

Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination (not including booster) MUST be provided prior to entering ANY in-person events.

Multiple safety measures will be in place to best protect all participants and volunteers at in-person events.

Saturday, Oct. 15

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

University of the Pacific
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

757 Brookside Rd, Stockton, CA 95211

Sunday, Oct. 16

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

University of the Pacific
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

757 Brookside Rd, Stockton, CA 95211

Friday, Oct. 21

1-6 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 22

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOEL Senior Center
105 S. Washington St, Lodi, CA 95240

Saturday, Oct. 29

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Valley Mountain Regional Center
702 N Aurora St, Stockton, CA 95202

Sunday, Oct. 30

1-6 p.m.


Sunday, Nov. 6

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

University of the Pacific
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

757 Brookside Rd, Stockton, CA 95211

Saturday, Nov. 12

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bethany Home, Town Square Campus
1350 Nikkel Way, Ripon, CA 95366
209.599.4221 Ext. 121

Sunday, Nov. 13

1-6 p.m.

415.292.1200 or

Saturday, Nov. 19

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lolly Hansen Senior Center
375 E 9th St, Tracy, CA 95376

Sunday, Nov. 20

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hutchins Street Square
125 South Hutchins St, Lodi, CA 95240


Contact Us

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

209.910.DRUG (3784)


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 $985 per year by optimizing their Part D plan.

VIRTUAL events: You can make an appointment for a specific date and time that is indicated as VIRTUAL. 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.

IN-PERSON events: You can make an appointment for a specific date and time for Part D and medication review services just like you have in the past. For any screenings and services, you wish to take part in, you do not need an appointment. Those screenings and services and will be available throughout the entire event for you to take advantage of before or after your appointment.

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.

Yes, if you attend our IN-PERSON events, but wait times may vary. For all VIRTUAL events, scheduling an appointment is REQUIRED, not recommended. This is due to the intricacies of the telehealth interventions that we will be performing 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.

Yes, but only at our IN-PERSON events.

At our IN-PERSON events, we will be offering diabetes screening (hemoglobin A1C, blood glucose), bone density testing, blood pressure testing and cholesterol testing. We will also be offering flu, pneumonia, shingles, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough) and Hepatitis B vaccinations at all clinics and COVID-19 vaccines at most clinics.

We will be unable to offer any of our normal health screenings at our VIRTUAL events.

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