Sometimes, with just a little paperwork, patients who can't afford their medications can get certain drugs free if it's
not covered by their insurance or if they have no insurance.
NeedyMeds is a non-profit, free website that let's you do the following:
Rxassist is another great, free, and often used public
website to look for assistance programs. You'll need to setup an account and password, but it's all free and pretty simple to use.
- Search for the drug that is needed - does the drug company have a "patient assistance" program?
- Download and print the drug company's application forms.
Help for Medicare Members (click here) - There is a federal program that can help pay monthly
premiums and medications for Medicare members who qualify. Folks can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).