Prescription Medication Assistance Programs
List of prescription medication assistance programs available for psychiatric medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotics.
This is NOT a complete list of prescription assistance programs. Some drug manufacturers have their own program just for the medications they make. Find out the name of the drug manufacturer for each of your medications and go to their company website.
Qualifiers: Anyone can assess the website. Qualifications for programs vary from program to program.
Benefits: Site offers you the opportunity to look up the medication you are needing financial assistance with and the medication is linked to the program and information on how to get the medication for free or at a discounted price.
www.rxassist.org RxAssist has a database you can search by medication and pharmaceutical company and they instruct you on how to apply.
PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE
https://www.pparx.org Patients can determine which programs they may be eligible for by answering questions and using the online application wizard or call 1-888-477-2669.
Qualifiers: Anyone can access the website or call the 1-800 number. Qualification varies from program to program.
Benefits: Site provides a directory where the individual types in the name of the medication they are looking for assistance with and the corresponding program and all the necessary information comes up pertaining to the Patient Assistance Program that corresponds to that medication. If individual qualifies, they can receive medication at no cost.
Contact: 1-800-477-2669 or Partnership for Prescription Assistance.
RXHOPE (For Healthcare Professionals)
www.RxHope.com "Can help apply for, obtain and track requests for no-cost medications for your patients when they are unable to afford them and do not have access to insurance or government funded programs."
MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTERS
Qualifiers: 1. You must not have Medicaid or any other state aid program. 2. You cannot have any other prescription coverage. 3. Your income must show that you have a hardship in paying full price for your medications. 4. For each medication you are seeking assistance with, there is a $5.00 fee. If they are unable to locate a Prescription Assistance Program which will cover the medication for you, you are entitled to a full refund upon written request.
Benefits: Prescriptive medications at no cost. Medications are usually shipped to your physician's office in 3 month supplies.
WE CARE MEDICAL MALL
Qualifiers: 1. The applicant has no private prescription drug insurance and does not qualify for any government coverage for outpatient prescription drugs. 2. The applicant has a good relationship with their doctor. Note: The doctor will have to sign a form and/or make a toll free telephone call on behalf of the applicant to receive the free medications. 3. The applicant's income is at a level which causes a hardship when required to purchase the medication at retail rates.
Benefits: For only a $7 per medication (one-time processing fee), they will help you obtain free medications, and they offer a money back guarantee.
Contact: (888) 380-MEDS (6337) or http://www.wecaremedicalmall.org/383.htm
Military Prescription Programs
VA HEALTH BENEFITS SERVICE CENTER
"Honorably discharged veterans without service-connected disabilities who are enrolled with the VA generally pay $7 per prescription. Low-income vets and those with some service-connected disabilities can get free prescription drugs at VA hospitals and pharmacies."
Contact the VA at (877) 222-8387 or at http://www.va.gov/vbs/health/
"Military retirees, spouses and survivors registered with Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System can obtain prescription drugs with $3 co-pays for generics and $9 co-pays for brand-name drugs through a national mail order program and through local retail pharmacies. Prescriptions can be filled at a military treatment facility free of charge."
Contact TRICARE at (877) 363-6337 or http://www.tricare.osd.mil/retirees/
Medications from Canada
In Canada, medications are much cheaper than they are in the United States.
CANADIAN MEDICATION PROGRAMS
Everyone qualifies to save up to 70% by enrolling in our Canadian Medication Program! U.S. Prescriptions Honored. Medications mailed directly to your home anywhere in the U.S. SAVE 50-70% by enrolling in one of our Canadian Medication programs. (Two programs from which to choose). We order in volume from proven Canadian medication sources. Therefore, our prices are often lower than if you were to order on your own. In most cases, it is easier, faster, safer and less expensive to order through us. We represent thousands of U.S. residents. We have been in business for more than two years, and we have an excellent Better Business Bureau rating. With the exception of a $10 per order shipping fee, we have no hidden costs, no add-on charges and no physician fees. We have an independent tracking, order and re-order department. We are located in the U.S. and thus, we are covered by U.S. law.
DOCTORSDIRECTRX (Canadian medicine delivered to your door).
"We have teamed up with US doctors and licensed pharmacies in Canada to provide manufacturer sealed pharmaceuticals directly to patients across America. By using DDRx, a patient now has the ability to order their medication while at the doctor's office, and it will be delivered right to their home. In addition, a patient may also order their medication directly through their doctor's web site. Using DDRx, patients have saved between 30 and 60% on their prescription medication."
For American Citizens. CanadaRX.com is not a Pharmacy. They work with many Canadian Licensed Pharmacies to bring you lower prices on your medications. Meds in Canada are much less expensive than they are in the U.S.
Contact: 1(866)262-2174 or http://www.canadarx.com/
Another way to get medications cheaper from Canada.
Last Updated: 29 December 2015
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD