Millions have saved and still counting with the Needy Meds program. It is a free resource, and I encourage all to be familiar with this free resource and would bookmark the site right away. The link is http://www.needymeds.org/index.htm. I have used this free resource multiple times with individuals, including those with and without Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, needing help with their prescription medications, mostly. I know at times individuals need help with everyday expenses, including costly medications, and there are patient assistance programs available. I love the fact that NeedyMeds.org have several options of you finding the information you need and much of it is alphabetized for easy finding.
NeedyMeds website is very navigation friendly and make an educator proud to be so advanced in the many national resources that are available. There maybe coupons or rebates available for prescription medications, and this can come in handy if you do not qualify for the patient assistance programs. You can find information on many common prescription medications such as: Albuterol, Advair, Lipitor, Lasix, and many more.
Needy Meds is a non-for-profit national organization on a mission to serve others with helping to reduce cost for prescription medications and other health care costs by providing information about these patient assistance programs. If you are a first time user, I highly recommend that you visit the first time user link first to help guide you in the searching process. You can also visit the common questions link. Some of the resource information that you will find on the website include:
1. Data on over 5,000 patient assistance programs
2. Data on over 12, 000 free/lost cost clinics
3. Discount card for prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, medical supplies, and pet prescriptions averaging a savings of 50% and accepted at more than 63,000 pharmacies
4. Toll-free number for those without computer access, and want to know about these national resources and patient assistance programs, #800-503-6897.
5. Additional national resources which include links to government programs, CAT scan/MRI discount, and scholarships, including those based on health condition
6. Links to applications for the patience assistance programs including for prescription medications. You can either have the brand or generic name to look up the medications
You can find out more about this organization and the services available to assist you and yours with the national resources and support you need. Remember that this is a free resource.
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931
Until next time and to better health,
Timika Chambers RN BSN MSN CDE
A mother’s words of wisdom. From my heart to yours. Building within