Sign Up for Prescription Drug Assistance Programs

January 3, 2018   /   byHealthier Societies  / Categories :  Trends
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Many people are unable to afford much-needed prescription medications. This happens due to limited insurance coverage or the high cost of a given medication. The inability to access proper medication has serious implications health-wise.

What is a Prescription Financial Assistance Program?

Prescription drugs are made available to patients to treat a range of conditions. The access to medication means having a better chance to recover. For those unable to afford it, there are programs offered by non-profit organizations, the state or even pharmaceutical companies. These programs play a vital part in giving hope to many in need.

How does the program work?

To start the application process, a patient can go to a company or related website and download an application form. They will then need to fill out information and have one’s doctor fill out essential details about the medications.

The application form is reviewed by the company or organization. After which, the applicant is informed about their eligibility. The medication is shipped either to the patient’s home or the doctor’s office once the application is approved. Refills should be done in advance to ensure that the medicine supply is not interrupted.

State-run prescription and financial assistance programs

Many states offer their residents access to prescription programs. These usually vary from state to state and are based on specific health conditions. Many of these programs work in tandem with Medicare and Medicaid.  The goal is to help low-income and under-insured or uninsured patients receive proper medication.

For people with serious health conditions and little or no access to proper medication, it may be hard to figure out how to get help. Fortunately, there are several groups which offer free information. They may also be able to help with research to find the right program and fill out the paperwork.

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