- Health Information (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (www.aap.org)
- Bosque County
- 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.