The 432nd Session of the Maryland General Assembly concluded at midnight on Monday, April 7, with its usual confetti release in both the Senate and House Chambers. In this Session, the General Assembly considered 2,693 legislative bills and resolutions and the MedChi Legislative Committee...
Maryland Rx Card
MedChi is expanding support for Maryland's free discount drug card program. The Maryland Rx Card provides savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs at local pharmacies. This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out.
Maryland Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.
To download a free card, click here.
To search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies click here.
Help for Homeless Veterans
We can all do something to end Veteran homelessness. Spread the word to let Veterans know that a single call can connect them with the services they have earned. For more information, please click here.
MedChi Mobile App
The Maryland State Medical Society is to serve as Maryland's foremost advocate and resource for physicians, their patients and the public health. MedChi App is The Maryland State Medical Society’s app. Download this app to have easy access to the organization. Whether you are a physician or patient, you can use this app to stay informed and connected with the organization. This app will provide quick access to contact information, physician directory, organization calendar and more at your fingertips!
Policy Statement Ultraviolet Radiation: A Hazard to Children and Adolescents - Article in Pediatrics, The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Preparedness Tips for Traumatic Events
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and local health departments are offering the following tips to help persons deal with traumatic events. Please click here to view.
PTSD Screening Tool
Thanks to a parternship with the Indiana State Medical Association and their Alliance, MedChi and the Alliance to MedChi are proud to provide a tool for dealing with the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. The screening tool will assist patients in diagnosing, treating and getting help for stress disorders. To view a letter from MedChi President, Murray A. Kalish, M.D., M.B.A., please click here. To view the PTSD screening tool, please click here.
Questions to Ask at Your Next Medical Appointment
Click here to view a list of 10 important questions you should remember to ask at your next medical appointment.