Health Resources

  • Health Information (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (www.aap.org)
  • Bosque County Transit---254-435-2930
  • Indigent Health Care — 254-435-2016
  • Library Services for the Blind — 1-800-252-9605
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Both talking and Braille.
  • Texas Commission for the Blind — 1-800-252-5206. Waco — 254-753-1552
  • Meals on Wheels — 254-435-6093 or 254-435-2930
  • FREE Medication Assistance Program for GWHA patients.
    Must have a GWHA doctor to receive medicine through our facility.
    Call the GWHA, Social Worker — 254-675-7950. This a direct confidential line for contact or to leave message.

340B Drug Discount Program

The 340B prescription drug program is a vital lifeline for safety-net providers, supporting critical health services in our communities. The program is narrowly tailored to reach only hospitals that provide a high level of services to low-income individuals or that serve isolated rural communities. Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital. We are the only hospital in Bosque County, and serve a high percentage of low income Medicaid and Medicare patients. Our mission is to care for our community by improving the health and well-being of the people we serve, regardless of their economic or social status, by providing health care, disease prevention, and health education services. The 340B program helps us care for the neediest patients in our region.

Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1992, the program permits covered entities to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services. The program requires drug companies to sell discounted medications to our hospital and other providers that serve high numbers of low income Medicare and Medicaid patients or are located in remote rural areas.

These critical access hospitals pass the discounts on to patients in need. We use our 340B savings to provide specialized services that otherwise would not be available in our county. Our 340B savings help us provide vital services to low-income patients. Treating patients with limited or no financial means is enormously expensive. 340B savings help us stretch thin resources.