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Guide to Prescription Assistance Programs


This is NOT a complete list of prescription assistance programs. A drug manufacturer may have it's own program belonging just for those medications the drug companies make. 

Find out your drug manufacturer for each of your meds and go to their website.


Qualifiers:  Anyone can assess the website. Qualifications for programs vary from program to program.

Benefits:  Site offers you the opportunity to look up the medication you are needing financial assistance with and the medication is linked to the program and information on how to get the medication for free or at a discounted price.



Qualifiers:  1. Cannot have insurance coverage for outpatient prescription drugs. 2. Income has to  be at a level which causes a hardship when the patient is required to purchase the medication at retail. 3. Applicant cannot qualify for government or third party program which provides for prescription medication.

Benefits:  Medication free of charge if you are approved. There is a $5.00 fee per medication applied for which is fully refundable upon request if you are not approved for the program.

Non-Benefits:  All they do is send you forms for the pharmaceutical companies. You can get most of these forms online from the companies themselves. Also I have found their information to be out of date.

Contact:  1-573-996-7300 or

RXASSIST  RxAssist has a database where you can search by medication and pharmaceutical company and how to apply.

RXHOPE (For Healthcare Professionals)  "Can help apply for, obtain and track requests for no cost medications for your patients when they are unable to afford them and do not have access to insurance or government funded programs."


Qualifiers: 1. You must not have Medicaid or any other state aid program. 2. You cannot have any other prescription coverage. 3. Your income must show that you have a hardship in paying full price for your medications. 4. For each medication you are seeking assistance with, there is a $5.00 fee. If they are unable to locate a Prescription Assistance Program which will cover the medication for you, you are entitled to a full refund upon written request.

Benefits:  Prescriptive medications at no cost. Medications are usually shipped to your physician's office in 3 month supplies. 

Contact:  1-662-5135231


Qualifiers:  Anyone can access the website or call the 1-800 number. Qualification vary from program to program.

Benefits:  Site provides a directory where the individual types in the name of the medication they are looking for assistance with and the corresponding program and all the necessary information comes up pertaining to the Patient Assistance Program that corresponds to that medication. If individual qualifies, can receive medication at no cost.

Contact:  1-800-762-4636 or


Qualifiers:  1. The applicant has no private prescription drug insurance and does not qualify for any government coverage for outpatient prescription drugs. 2. The applicant has a good relationship with their doctor. Note: The doctor will have to sign a form and/or make a toll free telephone call on behalf of the applicant to receive the free medications. 3. The applicant's income is at a level which causes a hardship when required to purchase the medication at retail rates. 

Benefits:  For only a $7 per medication (one-time processing fee), they will help you obtain free medications, and they offer a money back guarantee.

Contact:  (888) 380-MEDS (6337) or

Medications from Canada

In Canada medications are much cheaper than they are in the United States.


Everyone qualifies to save up to 70% by enrolling in our Canadian Medication Program! U.S. Prescriptions Honored. Medications mailed directly to your home anywhere in the U.S.. SAVE 50-70% by enrolling in one of our Canadian Medication programs. (Two programs from which to choose). We order in volume from proven Canadian medication sources. Therefore, our prices are often lower than if you were to order on your own. In most cases, it is easier, faster, safer and less expensive to order through us. We represent thousands of U.S. residents. We have been in business for more than two years, and we have an excellent Better Business Bureau rating. With the exception of a $10 per order shipping fee, we have no hidden costs, no add-on charges and no physician fees. We have an independent tracking, order and re-order department. We are located in the U.S. and thus, we are covered by U.S. law. 


DOCTORSDIRECTRX (Canadian medicine delivered to your door).

"We have teamed up with US doctors and licensed pharmacies in Canada to provide manufacturer sealed pharmaceuticals directly to patients across America. By using DDRx, a patient now has the ability to order their medication while at the doctor's office, and it will be delivered right to their home. In addition, a patient may also order their medication directly through their doctor's web site. Using DDRx, patients have saved between 30 and 60% on their prescription medication." 

Contact by Email: or 


For American Citizens. is not a Pharmacy. They work with many Canadian Licensed Pharmacies to bring you lower prices on your medications. Meds in Canada are much less expensive than they are in the U.S.

Contact:  1(866)262-2174 or 


Another way to get medications cheaper from Canada.




"Honorably discharged veterans without service-connected disabilities who are enrolled with the VA generally pay $7 per prescription. Low-income vets and those with some service-connected disabilities can get free prescription drugs at VA hospitals and pharmacies."

Contact the VA at (877) 222-8387 or at


"Military retirees, spouses and survivors registered with Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System can obtain prescription drugs with $3 co-pays for generics and $9 co-pays for brand-name drugs through a national mail order program and through local retail pharmacies. Prescriptions can be filled at a military treatment facility free of charge."

Contact TRICARE at (877) 363-6337 or



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