26 Feb Finding Help with the Cost of Medicine
Every day, more and more Americans are facing high medical costs. Uninsured Americans are facing the most difficulty, often looking at extremely high medical bills and expenses they must cover on their own. People with insurance are feeling the pinch as well with high deductibles and co-pays draining their bank accounts. For those struggling with the healthcare costs, there are many different kinds of programs and resources across the country designed to help. But they can be difficult to locate and are not well advertised. NeedyMeds can help you find these often life-saving programs.
NeedyMeds is a nationwide non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can’t afford medications and healthcare costs. We regularly update data on over 5,000 assistance programs, 13,000 free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and 1,000 drug discount coupons. All our information is accessible online, at no charge and without registration.
One of our most popular resources is our Patient Assistance Program database. Patient Assistance Programs provide medications for free or at low-cost to patients who qualify. Each program is different, but most are designed for uninsured or underinsured patients with low-income. To find a program on the NeedyMeds site click on the Brand Name Drugs list or Generic Name Drugs list to locate your medication and find out if there might be a program available. Click on the name of the medication to get information on the program, including application forms and contact information.
We list many programs that are diagnosis specific as well. In the Disease Information Page section you’ll find pages that contain all of the help available on one centralized page. They are a great place to start your search for help on the website, as they link to other sections of our website, as well as to additional outside resources. In addition to a general Cancer Resource Page, you can find resources for specific cancers including Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Lymphoma and Prostate Cancer.
We also provide a free drug discount card that offers a discount of up to 80% at more than 63,000 pharmacies nationwide. Anyone can use the card regardless of income level or insurance status and no registration is required. The card can be used to save on prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and medical supplies written on a prescription form.
For more information visit NeedyMeds website.