Prescription Assistance Programs

Tips:

1. Ask your doctor’s office or clinic about ways to reduce prescription costs.

  • Is there a pharmacy at your clinic?
  • Are free samples available?
  • Is this prescription for the generic medication?
  • Are there pharmacies, grocery or department stores in the area that offer discounts?
  • Can a social worker assist me?

2. Sign up for the Missouri Drug Card that is free and provides savings of up to 75% on prescriptions drugs with an average savings of around 30%. Program is open to every resident of the state. There are no income limitations, no age restrictions, and no applications to fill out. www.missouridrugcard.com

Local Pharmacies

Dierbergs Pharmacy - www.dierbergs.com

30-day prescriptions for $4.00, 90-days for $10.00 on generic meds.

Contact your local Dierbergs Pharmacy or go online for a list of prescriptions available.

K-mart Pharmacy - www.kmart.com

30-day prescriptions for $5.00, 90-days for $10.00 or $15.00 on generic meds.

Contact your local K-mart Pharmacy or go online for a list of prescriptions available. Also has a Women’s Health Program Formulary.

Schnucks - www.schnucks.com

30-day prescriptions for $4.00, 90-days for $10.00 on generic meds.

Up to 21-day supply of antibiotic prescriptions for FREE

Contact your local Schnucks Pharmacy or go online for a list of prescriptions or antibiotics available.

Target - www.target.com

30-day prescriptions for $4.00, 90-days for $10.00 on generic meds.

Contact your local Target Pharmacy or go online for a list of prescriptions available

Walgreens - www.walgreens.com

90-day prescriptions for $12.00 on generic meds through the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. Enrollment for an individual is $20 a year or $35 a year for families. Additional adult family members living in the same household, like a parent or grandparent, need to enroll separately at the individual rate. For questions, contact the Walgreens store nearest you or call 866-WCARD-12 (866-922-7312).

Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club - www.walmart.com/pharmacy or www.pharmacy.samsclub.com

30-day prescriptions for $4.00 on generic meds and some over-the-counter products.

Contact your local Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club Pharmacy or go online for a list of prescriptions available. Also has a Women’s Health Program Formulary.

Voucher Program

St. Vincent DePaul Society Rx Outreach – Free Meds Voucher Program

314-531-7837 main number

Call main number to locate St. Vincent DePaul Society nearest your home.

 

Patient Assistance Programs

Patient assistance programs (PAPs) are programs set up by drug companies that offer free or low cost drugs to individuals who are unable to pay for their medication. All of the major drug companies have patient assistance programs, although every company has different eligibility and application requirements.

Companies offer these programs voluntarily; the government does not require them to provide free medicine.

Free Medication.Com - www.freemedication.com

Free Medicine Foundation - www.freemedicinefoundation.com

For a small one-time refundable processing fee of $10 for each prescription drug requested, Free Medicine Foundation will help coordinate free drug distribution to eligible applicants.

Call 1-573-996-3333 for a free brochure and application or visit their website.

Needy Meds - www.needymeds.com

Additional services include:

1. Help with Paper Work is a resource for groups that will help you find and apply for PAPs for free or a small fee.

2. Disease-Based Assistance are programs that help with the costs associated with specific diseases or conditions.

3. Government Programs are state and federal programs that assist low-income residents.

4. Discount Drug Cards lists several categories of cards.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance - www.pparx.org

1-888-4PPA-NOW

(1-888-477-2669)

Rx Outreach - www.rxoutreach.com

1-800-769-3880

Together Rx Access - www.togetherrxaccess.com

1-800-444-4106

Volunteers in Health Care: RxAssist - www.rxassist.org

401-729-3284

Specialized Programs

American Foundation for AIDS Research

www.amfar.org/cgi-bin/iowa/index.html

1-800-39-amfAR (1-800-392-6327)

AARP (50 years of age and older)

www.aarp.org

1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277)

Benefits Check Up RX (55 years of age and older)

ssl2.benefitscheckup.org