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Medical Assistance

Updated: 08/05/2016


     The cost of prescriptions, doctors and
    other medical expenses can be very
to a person or family facing a
    dramatic reduction in 
insurance coverage,
premium costs plus deductible and
    co-pays associated.  At times
costs to buy
monthly or quarterly prescriptions with a
    partial or substantial loss of family income
    can become a serious serious risk.
    section offers potential resources to help
reduce some of these family burdens.

Site offers: information on medication assistance and free or low-cost clinics by ZIP Code.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. This is a FREE Program: they do not charge any service or handling or membership fees to seek free or discounted goods or services or to provide the medication either on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.  Some providers will charge $35.00 per month OR MORE per prescription for every month from the date of your request for assistance.  There are requirements and an approval process but those requirements are stated.  You do not have to be on any social support program of federal program to qualify.

Their initial web page provides two different means of support:
(1)  enter your medication name (without dose or quantity) to see your your need         can be supported within their resources.  Enter the medication name and click         the Search button.  If the medication is within their program you will be allowed       to click the Add button to it to your list.  This will allow you to move forward           with one or multiple medications for additional information.  Use the the link at
      https://www.pparx.org/gethelp once you entered all of your prescriptions.

(2)  enter your ZIP Code to locate free or low-cost clinics for those needing help         with medical care costs.  Upon entering your ZIP Code, click the Search button.
      A list of locations by name with address and contact information will be
      provided along with markers showing their location on a map.

Should a free or low-cost clinic not be in your area some other links are offered to consider potential alternatives to meet your medical need.

PPRxA also offers a list of prescription co-pay assistance organizations sorted by medication as an additional channel of assistance.  The PDF document is at: http://learning.rxassist.org/sites/default/files/Copayfound%203-11.pdf