Help For Low Income Americans
NEW!!–Completely Revised April 9/2013 due to most of the old links not working anymore.
Medication help sites are now under the miscellaneous help sites.
Those who qualify for medicaid or foodstamps also qualify for a free cell phone with 250 free minutes each month. To find out more, call 1-800-SAFELINK or go to www.safelink.com
SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF SERVICES LISTED BELOW, NOT ONLY PRESCRIPTION HELP.
ARE YOU LOSING YOUR HOME?
Health Insurance for Low Income Families
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches
to children each school day.
Modest Needs is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization that began as one man’s personal project in March of 2002. Since that time, Modest Needs has become a community of unlikely philanthropists dedicated to helping others as best we can with what we have.
Find a National Depression Screening Day site near you
(for members of the public wanting to take a free anonymous screening)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program(SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.
Links to help with Disabilities.
A list of directories of grant makers by state/region/city
Insurance for children
Habitat for Humanity
WIC (Women, Infants, Children) http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/
Food Banks in the United States
Energy Assistance: Home Heating and Cooling
Get Connected: Afford-A-Phone
The Lifeline telephone discount program, also known as “Lifeline Assistance”, gives people with low incomes a discount on the basic monthly service for either their wireline or wireless phone. The Link-Up America program pays for a portion of your wireline or wireless installation or activation fee excluding the handset.
Administration for Children & Families
Medicaid – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Resources to Help Children and Families
State TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Links
Touched Twice provides free clinics and more to the less fortunate.
many of the clinics provide free food, clothing, dental and medical
care, free haircuts, free legal, financial and spiritual advice. free
clinics located in the US.
Can’t Afford Your Prescription Medication?
Free Prescription Medicine is Available to those who qualify.
FIND THE MANUFACTURERS OF EACH OF YOUR MEDICINES YOU WANT HELP WITH. Here are a number of drug companies who help with your prescriptions. If yours is not here, search for the company name online and contact them. Many drug companies have started helping patients since this was written.
PFIZER http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com – 1-866-776-3700
This is a prescription card from the gov’t. Uninsured people and some insured can get it.
Read the website to see who can get it.
Healthcare Alliance RX Relief
5505 Connecticut Ave NW #312
Washington, DC 20015-2601
The card is free. A free pharmacy savings card. Get up to 75% off on more than 50,000 prescription drugs at participating drug stores.
Supposedly no one can be rejected because of medical history.
Free Medication Programs for Low-Income Pain Patients
The patient help programs for narcotics are usually a very long investigative process to prove what type of pain you have first. Cancer patients served faster.
Percocet: Patient Assistance prog. 800-474-2762
Percodan & Percocet by Dupont 800-474-2762
Morphine Sulfate by Astra USA 800-262-0460
MS Contin, Oxycontin, Alferon N by Purdue Frederick Co. 800-633-4741
Tylox by Ortho-McNeil Pharma. 800-797-7737
Roxane Laboratories Inc. Free
Products include: Most drug products sold by 3M
Allergan Patient Assistance Program
c/o Judy McGee, Physician Services
2525 Dupont Drive,
Irvine, CA 92713
Products include: Betagen, Botox, Pilagan, Epifrin
Products include: Testoderm, Ocusert, Progestasert, Amgen
(800) 272-9376 for Epogen, Neupogen
Astra USA, Inc.
(800) 488-FAIR (488-3247)
Betapace, Betaseron for SC injection, Fludara, Quinaglute Dura-Tabs
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Products include: All products covered except controlled substances
Boots Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boots Cares Program
300 Tri-State International Center
Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4415
Attn: Sandy Bauco
Bristol Myers Oncology
Bicnu, Blenoxane, Ceenu, Cytoxan, Hydrea, Ifex/Mesna, Lysodren, Megace, Mutamycin, Paraplatin, Platinol, Rubex,
(800) CHIRON-8 (245-7668)
Aredia, Cytadren, Actigall, Anafranil, Anturane, Apresazide, Apresoline, Brethaire, Brethine, Cataflam, Desferal,
Esidrix, Esimil, Estraderm, Habitrol, Ismelin, Lamprene, Lioresal, Lopressor, Lopressor/HCT Lotensin,
Lotensin/HCT, Ludiomil, PBZ, Regitine, Rimactane, Ser-Ap-Es, Slow-K, Tegretol, TEN-K, Tofranil, Tofranil-PM,
Transderm-Scop, Transdermal-Nitro, Voltaren
Connaught Laboratories, Inc.
TheraCys BCG live intravesical
Convatec – A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
200 Headquarters Park Drive
Skillman, NJ 08558
P.O. Box 5254
Princeton, NJ 08543-5254
Convatec is a manufacturer of ostomy, wound care and incontinence products.
DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company
All non-controlled prescription products
Eli Lilly and Company
Products include: Most all Lilly prescription products and insulins.
Gastrocon Patient Assistance Program
P.O. Box 1766
Rochester, NY 14603-1766
Products include: Gastrocrom capsules, Fujisawa
Products include: Prograf
Products include: NebuPent
Products include: Actimmune, Activase, Protropin, Nutrpoin
Customer Service (800)334-0032
Patient Assistance (800) 722-9294
Reimbursement Line (800) 423-6869
Products include: Aleran, Blenoxane, Imruan, Leukeran, Myleran, Navelbine, Purinethol, Thioguanine, Zofran, Zovirax, and all other Glaxo Wellcome products
Customer Information Line
Products Include: Carafate, Altace, A/T/S, Claforan, Diabeta, Lasix, Lorpox, Topicort, Trental, and other prescription products (except Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifater, Tenuate)
Products include: Leukine, Novantrone, Thioplex, and all other currently marketed Immunex prescription products
Products include: Duragesic, Ergamisol, Hismanal, Imodium, Nizoral tablets, Propulsid, Sporanox capsules, Vermox
Knoll Pharmaceutical Company
Isoptin, Rythmol, Santyl, Lederle Oncology
(800) LED-CARE (533-2273)
Products include: Mitoxantrone, Leucovorin, Methotrexate, Thiotepa, and all other oral pharmaceutical products (except controlled drugs)
Products include: Prescription products prescribed according to approved labelled indications and dosage regimens
Merck Human Health Division
(800) NSC-MERCK (672-6372)
Many Merck products
Most Parke-Davis medications, including Accupril, Cognex,Cilatin, Lopid,Neurotin, Nitrostar, Sublingual, Procan SR, Zarontin
Products include: Diflucan, and all other Pfizer products
Pharmacia & Upjohn
Products include: Adriamycin, EMCYT, Fragmin, Idamycin, Zinecard, Adrucil, Azulfidine,Dipentum, Folex PFS, Meosar, Vincasar, Mycotubin
Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Products include: Asocial, Tantrum capsules, Didronel, Entex, Macrodantin, Macrobid
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.
All products are eligible, with some limitations on supply
Matulane, Roferon-A, and all other Roche product line
Roxane & NORD
Customer Service (800) 348-0120
Medical Information (800) 327-4865
Products include: Marinol, Oramorph, Roxanol, Roxicodane, Torecan, Sandoz
The second number is to NORD, Inc., the parent
company of Sandoz.
Products include: Clorazil, DynaCirc, Eldepryl, Lescol, Sandimmune, Sandoglobulin, Sandostatin, Sanofi
Products include: Aralen, Breonesin, Bronkometer, Danocrine, Drisdol, Hytaketol, Isuprel, Mytelase, NegGram, pHisoHex, Primaquine, Plaquenil, Trancopal, Schering Oncology
Products include: Intron-A, Eulexin, and all other products
Products include: antihypertensives -Aldactazide, Aldactone, Calan SR, Kerlone; antihypertensives/anti-anginal/antiarrhythmics – Calan; antiarrhythmics Norpace, Norpace CR; prevention of NSAID-induced gastric ulcers, Cytotec; quinolone anti-infective Maxaquin
Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
Access to Care Program
Products include: Amoxil, Augmentin, Bactroban, Compazine, Dyazide, Famvir, Kytril, Relafen, Riduara, Tagamet, and most other Smithkline Beecham prescription products
Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Products include: All medications distributed by Solvay
Syntex Laboratories, Inc.
Products include: All Syntax products
Norplant and other various products
Arimidex, Casodex, Nolvadex, Zoladex