Prescription Assistance Programs
If you’re having trouble paying for your prescription medications:
- Talk with your doctor or pharmacist: There may be generic versions of the medications you are taking or less expensive alternatives.
- Contact the pharmaceutical company: The company that makes the drug may have assistance programs to help you pay for the medication you are taking.
- Contact your insurance company: You may get a discount for a 3-month supply instead of 1 month. Or they may have other programs available.
- Find a Prescription Assistance Program (PAP): Common requirements for PAPs are that you must be a US Citizen or legal resident, have no prescription coverage, and must meet program income guidelines, but this varies. If you have prescription coverage and don’t qualify for any PAP, these sites may also offer a prescription discount cards.
Provides a list of PAPs by brand or generic names of the medication. There is also a searchable listing of free or low cost clinics.
Phone: (800) 503-6897
Mail order pharmacies may offer the same prescriptions at a lesser cost.
Choose an online pharmacy that has been certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy as a Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site (VIPPS). VIPPS follow all federal and state laws and regulations.
Check the recent listing here: www.nabp.net/programs/accreditation/vipps/find-a-vipps-online-pharmacy
A VIPPS certified online pharmacy that can send certain prescriptions by mail at a lower cost. You must meet income requirements, you can be participating in a PAP and you can have insurance. You will need to send your prescription directly.
Phone: (888) 796-1234
Website Home Page: www.rxoutreach.org/
General Assistance Programs: http://rxoutreach.org/find-out-if-you-are-eligible/
I’ve personally used some of these resources. They work and can save you money. Don’t give up!