Prescription Drug Assistance 6/2010
Do you have a prescription you can’t afford to fill? No health insurance coverage for your prescription? Are you low income? Are you over the age of 65? Do you need one time assistance or on going assistance? You may qualify for prescription drug expense assistance. There are many prescription assistance programs available. Which program you choose will depend on your specific situation. Be aware that there are typically no options for free, pain-related medications.
For One Time Assistance:
Most one time assistance programs are run by charitable, volunteer, or church organizations. Depending on donations and private funding, assistance may or may not be available.
Dial 2-1-1 for contact information for your area for:
- Your local Community Action Partnership office
- Your local Salvation Army
For On Going Assistance:
- The RxIdaho free assistance program contacts prescription companies for you to enroll you in the assistance programs that are available directly available through various prescription drug companies.
- This program is available to the entire state of Idaho.
- RxIdaho is a free service.
- Contact RxIdaho by phone at 1-888-477-2669
- Or online at www.IdahoRxCard.com
- If you qualify, most Medicaid plans have prescription coverage.
- Apply through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Assistance for People Over the Age of 65:
- If you receive Medicare, you may qualify for the new Medicare Part D Prescription Program
- Contact Medicare by phone at 1-800-633-4227
- Or go online at: www.medicare.gov
- Contact SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) at 1-800-247-4422.
You can search for prescription assistance information in the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine online database.
Or call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588