Healthy Transitions

The Healthy Transitions program was launched in April 2016 to fill the “medication gap” that occurs between when an ex-offender is released from a Missouri prison and the time that they are able to get a new prescription order. Funded through a grant by the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, the program provides free medication for 90 days so that ex-offenders are able to manage their mental and physical health needs until they can get to a community clinic, have an examination and get a new prescription order. The Healthy Transitions program is a collaborative effort between Rx Outreach, Corizon Health, and Missouri Department of Corrections – Probation and Parole.

Impact: In 2016, Healthy Transitions provided more than 1,200 free prescriptions to more than 470 people leaving correctional facilities. Almost half of the people served received mental health medication.