Benefits Check Up
This website is a free service of the non-profit organization, National Council on Aging, created to help patients 55 and over receive help for paying for prescriptions, healthcare, utilities and other basic needs. Complete their on-line survey and receive a personalized report that describes programs from which you may be able to receive financial help.
This website uses the power of bulk purchasing to provide lower priced prescription medications to its users. After you enter the medication you need, the website provides comparison prices at area pharmacies, including all of the major chains. You choose your option, pay Blink online, and use their voucher (either print it out or use their smartphone app to display it) and pick up your medication at the pharmacy you chose. This is available for people with and without health insurance.
FamilyWize offers a prescription savings card that can help everyone, both insured and uninsured, save an average of 42% on prescription medications. The card is free for all, has no eligibility requirements and is accepted at pharmacies nationwide, including all chains.
This website provides prices and discounts for thousands of prescription drugs at more than 70,000 local and mail order pharmacies in the United States. Look up your medications to find the cheapest price for your geographic location. You may be able to get coupons for further savings. Also available in a smartphone app.
This foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover co-insurance, co-payments and healthcare premiums and deductible, for certain medications and therapies. Visit the website to view the list of specific conditions covered. You can apply on-line or by phone (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Eastern time).
This non-profit organization provides links to resources for help on covering the costs of prescription medications and other health related costs. For medication help, search by name of drug, pharmaceutical company name. There are also links to disease based assistance, where you can find information on financial help with medications, co-pays, office visits, medical supplies, transportation and other expenses.
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation
This non-profit organization’s mission is to help underinsured patients with their out-of-pocket expenses for medications and treatments. They help patients with federal and commercial insurance who are dealing with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This organization, funded by America’s pharmaceutical research companies, is comprised of pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, patient advocacy groups, and community organization. It helps uninsured and underinsured patients find programs for free or lower-cost medications. They provide information on more than 2,500 medications and over 475 patient assistance programs. Fill out an application on-line. The information is available on-line in Spanish.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief
This organization provides free direct financial assistance to qualified patients for prescription drug co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles, required by the patient’s health insurance provider, for medications related to the diagnosis. Includes assistance for patients enrolled in Medicare Part D. Visit the site to determine if you quality and to apply online.
This website is part of Volunteers in Health Care, a non-profit resource center for health care programs working with uninsured patients. Register on the site and receive access to a database of patient assistance programs to help manage the cost of prescription drugs. The site also provides practical tools, news, and articles on medication related topics.
This non-profit organization’s mission is to provide medications to make a difference for people in need. If you qualify (based on annual salary), you are eligible to purchase any of the over 400 generic medications available. Over 150 of these medications are priced at $20 for a 180-day supply. Guidelines and the application are available on-line.
Their ScriptSave program lets use compare prices for medications (generic and brand-name) in your area. You can order their free discount card or download their free App (Google and Apple). Show the card or App at one of over 62,000 pharmacies in the US to get a discount. Save money if you don’t have insurance, or if your insurance doesn’t cover a particular medication.