Patient Drug Assistance Program
Millions of Americans have trouble paying for their medication.
Don't be afraid to talk to your physician about your drug costs. And, don't be reluctant to look at all possibilities for reducing your medication costs-including those from drug companies, community health centers, local social service programs or charitable programs.
What are the
patient assistance programs?
Many pharmaceutical companies, state programs and nonprofits have drug assistance programs (PAPs) that offer free or low-cost medicines if you don’t have insurance or are underinsured and can’t afford your medicine.
Programs and program benefits vary. Depending on your insurance and medicine, you may be eligible for help to reduce their medicine copay. You may qualify for free medicines if you do not have health insurance, do not have enough health insurance to cover your medicines or meet certain criteria.
Who is eligible for patient assistance programs?
Each program has it's own rules. Some common requirements are:
Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
Have no prescription insurance coverage
Meet program income guidelines
Can I apply for assistance if I have insurance or prescription coverage?
Some Patient Assistance Programs will help those who have insurance if they meet program hardship requirements or their medication is not covered by their insurance. It may help to have a letter from your insurance company stating that the medication is not covered.
Do I have to pay for an application?
No, there is no charge for the application or to have your application reviewed by the company offering the medication. Some organizations charge a small fee to help you fill out the application, but you can do this on your own if you want.
Can I apply for these programs if I have Medicare Part D?
It depends on the company. Some companies will let people with Part D apply for their programs. Other companies may review applications on a case-by-case basis.
What are some of the medications covered by the program?
Vyvanse, Synthroid, Dexilant, Januvia, Janumet, Myrbetriq, Savella, Ozempic, Viibryd, Tresebia, Novolog, Enbrel, Jardiance, Toujeo Solostar, Humalog, Vraylar, Invokana, Rybelsus, Soliqua, Cymbalta, Trelegy Ellipta, Trintellix, Eliquis, Basaglar, Breo Ellipta and Farxiga.
Where can I schedule an appointment?
Northeast Family Health - Kirksville
• OB/GYN Specialty Group - Kirksville
• Macon Family Health - Macon
• Northeast Family Health - Milan
• Edina Family Health - Edina